bunch

noun
\ ˈbənch \

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 \ adverb
bunchy \-chē \ 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

Orlando City’s supporters – a rowdy bunch even during losses – were easily at their loudest in months after Dwyer’s goal. Jordan Culver, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City earns 2-1 win over Toronto FC, snaps nine-match MLS losing skid," 14 July 2018 Ms Jones works hard to find a diverse bunch of recruits. The Economist, "A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships," 12 July 2018 The Monolith Garden Trail is the best of the bunch, a tangled route through dramatic boulder fields and crumbling ramparts of volcanic ash. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 Seven works were auctioned in May 2012, fetching a total of $6,150, with a Rauschenberg print achieving the highest price of the bunch: $1,700. Daniel Miller, latimes.com, "Five Picassos went missing from the L.A. Times. What happened to them?," 12 July 2018 His plan was to buy a bunch of bicycles to cobble together a better one for Bennett to learn on. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here’s how two 'ordinary' Milwaukee-area men created a unique, dual-wheeled bicycle. The next challenge? Trying to sell them.," 11 July 2018 The granddaddy of the bunch is Rub Rub Rub Sugar Scrub, which is normally packaged as 11.6 ounces for $23. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Lush Is Launching Super-Sized Versions of Its Best-Selling Products," 10 July 2018 According to Kuo, the iPhone X Plus will likely fall in the $900 to $1000 range, while the second-generation iPhone X will cost $800 to $900, and the LCD iPhone will be the most cost-effective of the bunch at $649 to $749. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "Everything You Need To Know About The New iPhone Rumors," 5 July 2018 Best-Looking Leggings Outdoor Voices Two-Tone Legging ($85) By far the prettiest of the bunch, the Two-Tone leggings are sure to catch a few eyes. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "The Best Leggings of 2018," 5 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The length is nearly a foot shorter than the XC60, but the roof height is nearly the same—thus the XC40’s stubby, studly stance, bunched with compression. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Volvo XC40: Routine Ride, Premium Price," 8 June 2018 Out in the pasture, past the barbwire fence that surrounds his Jackson County ranch house, Birdseye saw about 75 of his cows, tightly bunched in a defensive triangular formation, nervously staring at something behind him. Kale Williams, OregonLive.com, "As Oregon wolves rebound, tensions rise over livestock attacks," 10 June 2018 That’s one giant traffic jam, with 12 players bunched at one under, even par or one over. Sam Farmer, latimes.com, "It's a crowded U.S. Open leaderboard, with big names and some not so well known," 15 June 2018 Instead of bunching up below or at the ankle bones, these leggings hit just above them. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "These Pants Are the Holy Grail of Running Leggings," 21 Apr. 2018 My toes felt as if my socks were bunched up beneath them, while the balls of my feet had become hypersensitive; a stray grain of cat litter underfoot was maddening. Lynn Peterson Mobley, Washington Post, "My athletic husband stumbled. He was tired. He had a disease we’d never heard of.," 8 July 2018 So in the third, the team bunched six singles into a big three-run uprising. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Pinto Gold, Maroon all-stars one step closer to Louisiana trip," 23 June 2018 Any time a number of cars and bikes bunched up during the Lockdown mode, the where-and-how of my rivals was a grab-bag. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Onrush game review: Sexy arcade racing in serious need of a tune-up," 5 June 2018 This imbalance is partly due to deliberate attempts to create districts that provide such results, and partly just down to the fact that Democrats tend to live more tightly bunched together in cities. The Economist, "America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats," 12 July 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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Dictionary Entries near bunch

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buna

bunce

bunch

bunch bean

bunchberry

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

: a group of people or things that are together or are associated with each other in some way

: 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 \

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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