bunch

noun
\ ˈbənch How to pronounce bunch (audio) \

Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2a : a number of things of the same kind a bunch of grapes
b : group sense 2a a bunch of friends
c : a considerable amount : lot a bunch of money

bunch

verb
bunched; bunching; bunches

Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

2 : to form a group or cluster often used with up

transitive verb

: to form into a bunch

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Other Words from bunch

Noun

bunchily \ ˈbən-​chə-​lē How to pronounce bunchily (audio) \ adverb
bunchy \ ˈbən-​chē How to pronounce bunchy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bunch in a Sentence

Noun

He always had a bunch of keys on his belt. Dried herbs hung in bunches from the kitchen rafters.

Verb

The child's tights bunched at the ankles. the dress bunches a bit at the waist
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Then the man allegedly sent a bunch of mail bombs and Twitter decided that, actually, those tweets were threats after all. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why social media is friend to far-right politicians around the world," 30 Oct. 2018 Smelling opportunity, many record companies would simply send out a bunch of records. Travis M. Andrews, chicagotribune.com, "Billboard's charts used to be our barometer for music success. Are they meaningless in the streaming age?," 9 July 2018 There are tons of different mandoline slicers and slicer/grater sets out there (here are a bunch on Amazon). Nina Bahadur, SELF, "This Small, Inexpensive Kitchen Tool Will Revolutionize Your Weekday Meal Prep," 30 Apr. 2019 But its follow-up, the Zaytoven collaboration Beast Mode, has begun to quietly push the crowd-pleasing 56 Nights as the most beloved of the bunch. Will Schube, Billboard, "Zaytoven and Future Are Just Like Bruddas on 'Beast Mode 2'," 9 July 2018 A few weeks after this extravaganza, Koulis is in New York City (thus that DSM spree) to present Feelings at Bergdorf Goodman and to have dinner with me and a bunch of his friends and colleagues. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "Nikos Koulis Shows His Exquisite High Jewelry to a Greek Port City," 2 May 2019 On particularly hectic days, you might be tempted to add extra shots of espresso to your usual coffee order—then proceed to have a bunch of those. Korin Miller, SELF, "Is Coffee Actually Dehydrating?," 6 Mar. 2019 Eric McCandlessGetty Images The Bachelor season 23 had a bunch of firsts. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Is Colton Underwood Engaged After 'The Bachelor' Finale?," 4 Mar. 2019 Orchard, its newest perfume ($165 for 50 milliliters), is perhaps the oddest of the bunch. New York Times, "This Summer, Smell Like Fruit Salad," 2 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

As pedestrians bunch together under storefronts, there is quiet for a moment, and then the ambulances begin to wail. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "Anger and fear along Turkey’s border as offensive brings the war back home," 7 Feb. 2018 Instead of getting your sheets all bunched up at the end of the bed, this bedding set comes with a twist—or a snap, as the company says. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "These Top Sheets Snap to Your Duvet, So You Never Get Tangled Up in Bed Again," 22 Feb. 2019 There were strings of all-green bulbs and strings of all blue — a personal favorite — hastily bunched into grapefruit-sized galaxies. Al Kemp, The Seattle Times, "How I came to grips with a downsized Christmas," 12 Dec. 2018 Henrik Stenson is four back, and Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are bunched at the top of the leaderboard. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Masters live tracker: Tiger Woods, Patrick Reed and the field will have to battle rain in third round," 7 Apr. 2018 These popular accounts enable donors to bunch smaller gifts into one large amount and take a deduction in the year of the gift. WSJ, "WSJ Tax Guide 2019: Charitable-Donation Deduction," 15 Feb. 2019 That hype will apply to the two Cubs-Brewers series in September if the NL Central standings stay so bunched up — but not now. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "I-94 rivalry series is much bigger to first-place Brewers than red-hot Cubs," 11 June 2018 Getty ImagesDaniel Zuchnik Hilariously, Rodriguez also gave us a sneak peek of how J.Lo got that enormous train to the venue: bunched up like an enormous, pink loofah. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Alex Rodriguez Was the Sweetest Boyfriend at J.Lo's Movie Premiere," 13 Dec. 2018 Full-length styles tend to bunch up below or at the ankle, which is uncomfortable, can interfere with my workouts, and accentuates my shorter-than-average legs. Talia Abbas, SELF, "I’m 5'1" and These Are 12 of My Favorite Cropped and Capri Leggings," 17 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bunch

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for bunch

Noun

Middle English bunche

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bunch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a group of things of the same kind that are held or tied together or that grow together
somewhat informal : a group of people or things that are together or are associated with each other in some way
chiefly US, somewhat informal : a large amount

bunch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to put (things or people) together in a group or bunch
: to form a group
of clothing : to form a group of tight folds on or around part of your body

bunch

noun
\ ˈbənch How to pronounce bunch (audio) \

Kids Definition of bunch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a number of things of the same kind growing together a bunch of grapes
2 : group entry 1 sense 1 a bunch of children

bunch

verb
bunched; bunching

Kids Definition of bunch (Entry 2 of 2)

: to gather in a bunch The kids bunched together in the playground.

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