bundle

noun
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

bundle

verb
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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Other Words from bundle

Verb

bundler \ ˈbən(d)-​lər How to pronounce bundler (audio) , 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

To maximise their chances, many are offering not just a single service (such as search or video), as Western firms tended to in their early years, but a bundle of services in one app instead, in the hope of making more money per user. The Economist, "The second half of humanity is joining the internet," 8 June 2019 Houston Glass: Proudest moment of my life, when both of them were born … very beautiful bundles of joy. CBS News, "NCIS probe of U.S. Marine's attempted murder in Kuwait reveals a conspiracy of secrets and lies," 5 June 2019 According to Robertson, Garner gave him three bundles of heroin to wholesale in return for $105. Chris Palmer, https://www.inquirer.com, "Witness: 4 executed in W. Philly basement were slain over $105 in drugs," 4 June 2019 An undersea cable contains bundles of fiber-optic strands. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "Huawei Selling Stake in Undersea-Cable Firm as U.S. Pressure Mounts," 3 June 2019 Willing to pay just a little more (while still saving a bundle)? Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "Hurry! Grills Are Up to 70% Off Right Now at Wayfair," 14 May 2019 As if today wasn't already too much to handle (the photos! the interview! the name!), the royal family gave us yet another bundle of joy. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Everyone Missed This Major Mistake About Meghan and Harry's Baby on the Royal Family's Website," 8 May 2019 Just two days after welcoming a new bundle of joy into their family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced their newborn son to the world with his very first photo-call. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Pose for First Photos of the Royal Baby," 8 May 2019 Peel the skin off 12 white asparagus stalks and tie them up into bundles of six using kitchen twine or rope. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "3 Simple Ways to Cook With Asparagus," 5 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

It was unveiled as an extension of Apple’s redesigned TV app, which will bundle third-party services like HBO, CBS and Showtime, along with a user’s cable subscription and some streaming services like Hulu. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service," 26 Mar. 2019 Martinez suggested sending five of the proposals that bundled together nine different issues back to the group's Style and Drafting Committee but each of his attempts was rejected. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Voters will decide if charter schools can bypass local school board to get approval," 16 Apr. 2018 Retail brokerages such as Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab Corp. and E*Trade Financial Corp. dominate the business, bundling employee stock grants, retirement plans, health-savings accounts and other services. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, "Corporate HR Department Is Wall Street’s Next Battleground," 12 Feb. 2019 The event that bundles the Globig family out of their house and into the general German experience is precipitated by Pastor Brahms. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Walter Kempowski’s Epic Novel of Germany in Collapse," 21 Mar. 2016 From there, it's sent on to a baler, which bundles it up for shipping. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 Usually, a film studio will join with a label, which will license the songs from the companies that originally released them, then bundle them together in a new album. Anne Steele, WSJ, "The New Movie Soundtrack: A Spotify Playlist," 16 Oct. 2018 The commission rejected Google’s argument that bundling its search and browsing apps with the Android operating system is necessary to monetize its investment in Android. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The European Union hits Google with a $5 billion fine," 18 July 2018 Investors want to know whether the change could result in some phone makers opting not to bundle Google’s Chrome and search apps, which could eventually reduce the number of mobile users conducting searches and seeing Google ads. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Alphabet Earnings: What to Watch," 25 Oct. 2018

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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 and Verb

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

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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
informal : 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 How to pronounce bundle (audio) \

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 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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