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 bundle (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 Start with a small bundle of eucalyptus branches from your local florist or grocery store floral department. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "DIY Eucalyptus Shower Bundles Are the Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Everyday Routine," 2 Apr. 2021 Arrive at Minute Maid Park in style at the first home game on April 8 with these Astros camo shoes under $30 and pair it with this t-shirt and shorts bundle under $50 to really show off your pride this season. Hurry! Colin Daniels, Chron, "Saving up to 50% on Astros gear is a real home run," 1 Apr. 2021 Get it all with this bundle, which includes five anti-aging sheet masks, five renew and recover hydrating masks, two silk washcloths, and a standard/queen pillowcase. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, "Start the new year by taking better care of your body from head to toe with these self-care steals," 25 Jan. 2021 For Spring/Summer 2021, Browns has boosted its roster of brands with a bundle of increasingly popular labels to offer relaxed silhouettes in cotton and knit fabrics. Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, "What’s Athflow? Everything To Know About 2021’s Newest Loungewear Trend," 18 Jan. 2021 The Tindalls did not announce a due date, but combined with Eugenie's upcoming bundle of joy, the queen has her ninth and tenth great-grandchildren on the way next year. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter, is pregnant with her third child," 10 Dec. 2020 Tech Give the gift of reading with this Kindle bundle, which includes a fabric cover and power adapter. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "These 5-star Amazon.ca products make perfect holiday gifts," 19 Nov. 2020 Of course, this bundle features five comprehensive courses that delve into Excel itself, from a basic Cash Course to Advanced Formulas & Functions. Greta Good, Chron, "It's time to learn Excel. With this training you can master it for only $34," 17 Mar. 2021 This $29 bundle covers all of the guitar essentials (guitar not included). Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "If you’ve always wanted to learn guitar, this course makes it easy," 28 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Replace your eucalyptus shower bundle every few weeks or as the scent begins to fade. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "DIY Eucalyptus Shower Bundles Are the Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Everyday Routine," 2 Apr. 2021 The Braves-Phillies game starts at 2 p.m. Central (3 p.m. Eastern) and will be live streamed on ESPN+, which is offering a $13.99 special to bundle with Disney+ and Hulu. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Braves-Phillies MLB Opening Day 2021 live stream (4/1): How to watch online, TV info, time," 1 Apr. 2021 Verizon will also bundle trade-ins with e-gift cards that will be sent within 8 weeks after purchase. Chris Smith, BGR, "Verizon will give you up to $1,000 to trade in a broken phone – and it’s not a joke," 1 Apr. 2021 Providers pushed the city to bundle referrals during a meeting in mid-February, Gary said. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. has to find housing for 1,700 homeless people now living in hotels within six months. How?," 30 Mar. 2021 The trend towards online-learning platforms, which bundle books with test banks and homework-marking software, does not help. The Economist, "New instructions Efforts to modernise economics teaching are gathering steam," 18 Mar. 2021 For example, Fox uses this practice to bundle Fox News, FX, and Fox Sports into a singular package alongside its competitors. Christopher Hutton, Washington Examiner, "Maine's a la carte cable law faces swift legal setbacks after being first of its kind in US," 11 Mar. 2021 Boost allows companies to launch insurance products and bundle them into a broader offering. Alex Lazarow, Forbes, "Fintech Innovation Done Right: Be A Creator," 28 Feb. 2021 There are plans to bundle the service with the company’s other premium subscriptions, like Showtime. Chris Smith, BGR, "Netflix rival Paramount+ reveals pricing and exciting new content," 25 Feb. 2021

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Bundle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bundle. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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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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