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bundle

noun bun·dle \ ˈbən-dᵊl \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of bundle

1 a : 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 2
  • a bundle of friends
2 a 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

Examples of bundle in a Sentence

  1. Whoever picks the winning ticket will win a bundle of prizes.

  2. He made a bundle on the stock market.

  3. A reliable car doesn't have to cost a bundle.

  4. They made bundles of money.

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Origin and Etymology of bundle

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

bundle Synonyms

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, lot, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace
Related Words
epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillion
Near Antonyms
atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpiness

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bundle

verb

Definition of bundle

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

bundler

play \-lər, -dᵊl-ər\ noun

Examples of bundle in a Sentence

  1. Someone had bundled the wet towels into a big pile.

  2. She bundled the children into the car.

  3. We all bundled into the car.

  4. They've increased sales by bundling their most popular programs.

  5. a computer that comes with bundled software

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Origin and Etymology of bundle



BUNDLE Defined for English Language Learners

bundle

noun

Definition of bundle for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of bundle for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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bundle

noun bun·dle \ ˈbən-dᵊl \

Definition of bundle for Students

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

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bundle

verb

Definition of bundle for Students

bundled; bundling
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

Medical Dictionary

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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