bundle

noun
bun·dle | \ˈbən-dᵊl \

Definition of bundle 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a group of things fastened together for convenient handling a bundle of newspapers

b : package, parcel arrived with several bundles under his arms

c : a considerable number : lot a bundle of contradictions

d : a sizable sum of money will cost you a bundle

e : a person embodying a specified quality or characteristic She's a little bundle of energy. was a bundle of nerves before his speech

f : bunch sense 2 a bundle of friends

2a biology : a small band of mostly parallel fibers (as of nerve or muscle)

b botany : vascular bundle

3 : a package offering related products or services at a single price software bundles

bundle

verb
bundled; bundling\ˈbən(d)-liŋ, ˈbən-dᵊl-iŋ \

Definition of bundle (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make into a bundle bundle the magazines together

2 : to hustle or hurry unceremoniously bundled the children off to school

3 : to include (a product or service) with a related product for sale at a single price software bundled with computer hardware bundling cable and Internet services

intransitive verb

1 : hurry, hustle … a group of servants came bundling from the kitchen.— Charlotte Brontë

2 : to practice bundling

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Other Words from bundle

Verb

bundler \ˈbən(d)-lər, ˈbən-dᵊl-ər \ noun

Examples of bundle in a Sentence

Noun

Whoever picks the winning ticket will win a bundle of prizes. He made a bundle on the stock market. A reliable car doesn't have to cost a bundle. They made bundles of money.

Verb

Someone had bundled the wet towels into a big pile. She bundled the children into the car. We all bundled into the car. They've increased sales by bundling their most popular programs. a computer that comes with bundled software
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Wire harnesses – that bundle of wires, terminals, and connectors that run the length of a vehicle – are an example. Molly Jackson, The Christian Science Monitor, "In a US-China trade war, big losers include ... BMW? Taiwan?," 12 July 2018 Spectrum charges $125 a month for stand-alone gigabit Internet and $115 for a TV bundle. Mike Freeman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cox, Spectrum upgrade networks to bring gigabit Internet speeds to San Diego," 11 July 2018 Pre sale bundles go on sale tomorrow at 10am and include the first ever pressing of CSWS on vinyl!!! Dave Brooks, Billboard, "The Maine Announces the Return of 8123 Fest For 2019," 11 July 2018 Yep, your go-to website for restocking paper towel bundles or buying yet another iPhone screen protector has also been racking up sales for some of your favorite beauty products. refinery29.com, "18 Summer Makeup Buys We're Amazon Prime-ing Before The Weekend," 11 July 2018 Microsoft Surface Pro + Platinum Signature Type Cover bundle at Microsoft is $799 (usually $1,159). Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "This weekend’s best deals make the latest TVs and games more affordable," 7 July 2018 From there, the hot dog travels to the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), an involuntary bundle of muscles at the low end of the esophagus that prevents acid from getting into the stomach. Amy Kraft, CBS News, "How competitive eaters do it – and what it does to them," 4 July 2018 Game of Thrones actor Tom Hopper has welcomed a new bundle of joy into his life! Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "GoT's Tom Hopper Welcomes a Daughter, Posts Poignant Photo Sharing Skin-to-Skin Contact with Baby," 9 July 2018 The useful modular magnetic snap-on accessories that previous Z phones have built their names around are still supported and may be pushed harder than ever with new bundles. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Moto Sticks to Its Mods With the Z3 Play," 6 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Cole lobbed a high cross in the direction of Ibrahimovic, who was bundled over by Abubakar in the 56th minute. Danny O'boyle, latimes.com, "Galaxy take control in 4-0 shutout win over Columbus Crew," 7 July 2018 Things went from bad to worse for El Tri when defender Edson Álvarez scored a comical own goal, bundling the ball into the back of the net whilst under pressure from Ola Toivonen. SI.com, "Mexico 0-3 Sweden: Defenders Strike for the Swedes to Knock Germany Out of the World Cup," 27 June 2018 Apple had previously been rumored to be working on a self-driving car, but the company is now believed to be investing its time and resources in self-driving car technology that automakers would bundle in their vehicles. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple Has Poached a Waymo Engineer for Its Self-Driving Car Work," 18 June 2018 Standard, too, are Apple CarPlay and Android Aut, plus front parking sensors bundled together with blind-spot monitoring and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Is a Fancy Sedan for People Tired of Fancy Sedans," 22 Jan. 2018 Not everyone will have the same size concha, of course, but OnePlus also bundles large and small tips and winglets. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "OnePlus Bullets Wireless review: exceeding expectations," 21 May 2018 Iconic’ Brands Zohar III, which bundled the debt of distressed companies into securities and sold them to investors, filed for bankruptcy in March. Bloomberg.com, "Lynn Tilton Stripped of Role Leading Zohar Funds in Bankruptcy Deal," 1 May 2018 And theoretically to bundle together distribution ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘The King of Content’ author Keach Hagey talks with Peter Kafka about Sumner Redstone’s crazy life," 28 June 2018 Aware of such risks, the company is increasingly persuading internet and pay-TV distributors like Comcast, T-Mobile and Sky to bundle its service with theirs, an about-face for some of these incumbents. The Economist, "Netflix is moving television beyond time-slots and national markets," 28 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bundle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of bundle

Noun

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

Verb

1606, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for bundle

Noun

Middle English bundel, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English byndel bundle, bindan to bind

Verb

see bundle entry 1

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bundle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bundle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a group of things that are fastened, tied, or wrapped together

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

: a person who has a lot of some quality or who is known for a particular kind of behavior

bundle

verb

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

: to fasten, tie, or wrap a group of things together : to make (a group of things) into a bundle

: to move or push (someone) into a place quickly

: to include (a product or service) with another product or service so that they are sold together

bundle

noun
bun·dle | \ˈbən-dᵊl \

Kids Definition of bundle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a number of things fastened, wrapped, or gathered closely together

bundle

verb
bundled; bundling

Kids Definition of bundle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to fasten, tie, or wrap a group of things together

2 : to move or push into or out of a place quickly We were immediately bundled off the plane.

bundle up

: to dress warmly

bundle

noun
bun·dle | \ˈbən-dᵊl \

Medical Definition of bundle 

: a small band of mostly parallel fibers (as of nerve or muscle) : fasciculus, tract

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