bundle

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noun

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

bundle

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verb

bundled; bundling ˈbən(d)-liŋ How to pronounce bundle (audio)
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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Bakish also discussed partnering with rivals in the U.S. market and internationally to offer streaming bundles that help land and keep subscribers by making a content offering more attractive and affordable. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Feb. 2024 What’s more, the two conferences want a bundle of automatic bids for themselves, thus limiting access to the playoff for everyone else. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 28 Feb. 2024 In Zaslav’s view, the unnamed sports venture is a sign that media heavyweights have no intention of letting outside distributors drive the push to offer bundles of competing channels (just like old-fashioned cable). Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 24 Feb. 2024 Fans can purchase limited-edition vinyl bundles of the album here. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 23 Feb. 2024 Serena Williams Shares Weight Training Workout: ‘Back into the Swing of Things’ Williams welcomed the new bundle of joy with her husband Alexis Ohanian in August 2023. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 As if that were not complex enough, Jack could also buy a derivative amounting to the option-to-buy a bundle of many such … derivatives that some super-computer would create. Yanis Varoufakis, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2024 For years, the company was derided for using its bundles of venture capital cash to subsidize the price of a car trip in a city, artificially lowering the cost of a ride to lure in millennial customers who were turned off by clunky, digitally hostile taxis. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 8 Feb. 2024 This bundle includes basically everything needed to get your kitchen started: a Dutch baby, a frying pan, and a quarter-sheet pan. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 31 Jan. 2024
Verb
Meanwhile, lawsuits threaten access to training data, those troves of pornographic images bundled online. Tatum Hunter, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2024 State regulations released last year restrict those licenses for five years, but allow operators to receive an unlimited number of licenses for smaller grows, creating a loophole in which operators can bundle licenses to get large farms approved, the lawsuit states. Brad Branan, Sacramento Bee, 21 Feb. 2024 When discounting is a choice, retailers can be more strategic, preserving margins by bundling a hot, full-price product with a complementary product priced at a discount, for instance. 2024 will see retailers pull back on discounting while fighting consumer abuse. Indy Guha, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 There are also options to bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for a slightly higher monthly fee. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 8 Feb. 2024 Far larger than shrews, human children, and especially babies, need extra bundling for this very same reason. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2024 However, subscribers would have the ability to bundle the new sports offering with the companies’ streaming platforms, Disney+, Hulu and Max, according to CNBC. David K. Li, NBC News, 7 Feb. 2024 Folding chairs along the route: five deep, with fans bundled in Chiefs blankets against the 35-degree chill, music thumping in the distance. The Kansas City Star, Kansas City Star, 14 Feb. 2024 The baby girl can later be seen sleeping soundly as she's bundled in a white blanket. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun and Verb

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

First Known Use

Noun

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

Verb

1606, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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

Dictionary Entries Near bundle

Cite this Entry

“Bundle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bundle. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

bundle

1 of 2 noun
bun·​dle ˈbən-dᵊl How to pronounce bundle (audio)
1
a
: a number of things fastened or wrapped together : package, parcel
2
a
: a small band of mostly parallel fibers (as of nerve)

bundle

2 of 2 verb
bundled; bundling ˈbən-(d)liŋ How to pronounce bundle (audio)
-dᵊl-iŋ
1
: to make into a bundle : wrap
2
: to hurry off : hustle
bundled us off to school
bundler
-dlər How to pronounce bundle (audio)
-dᵊl-ər
noun

Medical Definition

bundle

noun
bun·​dle ˈbən-dᵊl How to pronounce bundle (audio)
: a small band of mostly parallel fibers (as of nerve or muscle) : fasciculus, tract

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