bundle

noun
bun·​dle | \ ˈbən-dᵊl \

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 , 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 , 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

Amazon has partnered with companies such as Arcadia Power that provide a bundle of home devices made or supported by Amazon, such as the ecobee and Ring. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Google, Amazon Seek Foothold in Electricity as Home Automation Grows," 27 Jan. 2019 The existing Microsoft 365 service for enterprises covers Windows 10, Office 365 and a bundle of enterprise services called EMS, mainly geared at device management. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox," 12 Dec. 2018 There was the smiling, bustling lady at the fer stand in the night food market, setting out your plate of lettuce and bundles of mint and basil for steeping in your broth. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 There's two highlighters ($8), six individual eyeshadows ($5), and a bundle of three lipglosses with shades named Bibbidi, Bobbidi, and Boo ($6 each). Leah Prinzivalli, Teen Vogue, "ColourPop to Launch the Disney Princess Designer Makeup Collection," 23 Sep. 2018 An additional worry for the papers, says one executive familiar with the conversations, is that being part of a bundle of publications is less attractive than a one-to-one relationship with subscribers. Peter Kafka, Recode, "Apple is talking to big newspapers about joining its subscription service," 7 Sep. 2018 With the help of music experts, Zureikat spent 2015 scouring Jordan, bringing back bundles of reeds to Amman to be tested for their pitch, durability, and quality. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "In rediscovered reed flute, a soulful link to Jordanian identity," 13 July 2018 So, even as their value plummets, traders sell bundles of assorted banknotes for up to three times their face value. Consumers still need them for bus fares and coffee, among other things. The Economist, "Venezuelan cash is almost worthless, but also scarce," 12 July 2018 In exchange, the agents shipped bundles of cash totaling $73,000 to the Sacramento residences of the defendants, who were dating at the time, according to a June 14 court indictment obtained by The Sacramento Bee. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "Sacramento dark web dealers busted in nationwide Homeland Security operation," 26 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

One reason companies want to bulk up on cancer offerings is that those with multiple drugs for the same types of cancer can bundle the treatments in their contracts with pharmacy-benefit managers, insurers and hospitals. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, "Advances in Cancer Drugs Fuel Blockbuster Deal," 3 Jan. 2019 Wall Street traders buy and sell everything from stocks and bonds to bundled credit-card debt and oil. Liz Hoffman And Telis Demos, WSJ, "Wall Street Erases the Line Between Its Jocks and Nerds," 18 Aug. 2018 Bloomberg News reports that the European Commission has settled on a significant fine for Google’s Android app bundling that will be announced around 6AM ET today. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Google to be fined a record $5 billion by the EU for Android app bundling," 18 July 2018 For that lower price, Japanese consumers will miss out on the Switch dock, HDMI cable, and wall-outlet charger that come bundled in the standard package. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo starts selling cheaper, dock-free Switch, but only in Japan," 24 May 2018 SoundMagic is one of the best headphone brands to go to when stepping away from the earbuds that came bundled with your phone, and now the company is adding a USB-C model to its lineup. Jon Porter, The Verge, "SoundMagic adds USB-C to its budget earbuds," 20 Dec. 2018 NickSplat will come with a $6-per-month price tag as a standalone channel on VRV, or bundled with VRV's other digital networks like Cartoon Hangover, Crunchyroll, DramaFever, and Shudder for $10-per-month. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Your Favorite '90s Nickelodeon Shows Are Now Streaming," 29 Aug. 2018 Note though that these screens cover apps installed only from the Windows Store and some apps bundled with Windows, like Mail and Cortana. David Nield, WIRED, "How to See Everything Your Apps Are Allowed to Do," 5 July 2018 Apple computers sold to schools in bulk often came bundled with the game. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "‘Oregon Trail’ as art, computer classic returns as custom arcade game," 19 June 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 \

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 \

Medical Definition of bundle

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

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