bun·​dle | \ ˈbən-dᵊl How to pronounce bundle (audio) \

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


bundled; bundling\ ˈbən(d)-​liŋ How to pronounce bundling (audio) , 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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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 Sellers could try packaging the clearance item with complementary products that move faster, and selling the bundle at a lower price than the two items together. Christopher S. Tang, WSJ, "‘Only 2 Left in Stock! Order Now!’ But Does That Really Work?," 27 Mar. 2020 Its last console installment, as part of 2007's The Orange Box bundle, was plagued with technical issues on PlayStation 3 and never got a port to PS4. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Half-Life: Alyx review: The greatest VR adventure game yet—and then some," 23 Mar. 2020 Other driver-assistance features remain standard across the board as part of the Honda Sensing bundle. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2021 Honda Insight Revises Safety Features, Adds New Color," 23 Mar. 2020 Remove and discard the cheesecloth bundle and strain the beans, reserving the liquid. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Cook Dried Beans the Traditional Way," 23 Mar. 2020 For example, if 453 arrows hit the bundle, everyone who chose 53 wins a payout. Makepeace Sitlhou, CNN, "The only form of gambling allowed in this Indian state is based on dreaming," 21 Mar. 2020 With a nod toward the biggest truck-buying market region in the world, the Southwest Edition bundles many of Ram’s most popular appearance and luxury features. Houston Chronicle, "Ram whips up new Laramie Southwest Edition half-ton pickup," 20 Mar. 2020 The bundles start at $49.99 for the Entertainment package, but the price rises to $93 per month in the second year. Dallas News, "AT&T TV brings a familiar experience to streaming TV, but it comes at a price," 12 Mar. 2020 Blues backliner Alex Pietrangelo, who just turned 30 years old, could bring the biggest bundle of UFA bucks . . . Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Ageless Zdeno Chara is honored before Bruins’ victory," 8 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Pancake mix, bags of long grain rice, cream of mushroom soup and tomato sauce, as well as ingredients for individual packed breakfasts and lunches, were unloaded by the Guard and bundled into the community center. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times, "Coronavirus in N.Y.: Inside New Rochelle’s ‘Containment Area’," 12 Mar. 2020 The upscale all-inclusive resort, which bundles gourmet meals, top-shelf drinks, and activities into a single price, recently expanded to 64 beachfront suites. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "These 6 New Flights to the Caribbean Will Get You to the Beach in No Time," 3 Feb. 2020 If Bruins general manager Don Sweeney can’t bundle Backes, 35, into a deal between now and the Feb. 24 trade deadline, the next benchmark to keep in mind would be mid-June, the start of the league’s annual two-week buyout period. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Hiring women as referees would be major step for NHL," 25 Jan. 2020 Members of the Sackler family are also named as defendants in some of those lawsuits, most of which have been bundled into a federal multidistrict litigation. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "Faced with prescriber fears of OxyContin misuse, Purdue sales reps misleadingly played up drug’s safety, documents show," 9 Jan. 2020 Microsoft’s code now attempts to sniff out piggybacked applications that come bundled with apps that are otherwise harmless. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft begins blocking 'unwanted applications' like adware and cryptominers, using Edge," 27 Feb. 2020 The Snapdragon 865 doesn't have an onboard modem and is only sold bundled with Qualcomm's separate X55 chip. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is official, with bigger screens, higher prices," 11 Feb. 2020 Take on a bad contract bundled with an asset (a pick or a young player) via trade. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "What Detroit Pistons could do with NBA's third most cap space in 2020," 8 Feb. 2020 After Microsoft’s win, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said in a tweet that there could be some anticompetitive issues around bundling Microsoft’s products with LinkedIn. Allison Prang, WSJ, "LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner to Step Down in June," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bundle


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


1606, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for bundle

Noun and Verb

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

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The first known use of bundle was in the 14th century

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31 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bundle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bundle. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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



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


bun·​dle | \ ˈbən-dᵊl How to pronounce bundle (audio) \

Kids Definition of bundle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


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


bun·​dle | \ ˈbən-dᵊl How to pronounce bundle (audio) \

Medical Definition of bundle

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

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