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


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


bundler \ˈbən(d)-​lər, ˈbən-​dᵊl-​ər \ noun

Examples of bundle in a Sentence


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.


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

Well, this isn't too surprising, but Walmart appears to have run out of stock shortly after the bundle went live. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: A PS4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $199 may be the best deal of Cyber Monday [Updated]," 26 Nov. 2018 While $20 million is better than nothing, the severance bundle certainly doesn’t represent the type of cash flow private equity firms have access to. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Thousands of Toys R Us workers are getting severance, following months of protests," 21 Nov. 2018 The bundle includes strap covers, car seat handle covers, and other similar products, but not a replacement carrier. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "What to Do if You Bought the Recalled Eddie Bauer Baby Carrier at Target," 18 Oct. 2018 The floor of the cargo bay is lined with rollers, so the CDS bundles ease out of the open rear of the airplane and into the air over Louisiana as smoothly as a train leaving the station. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The C-130J Super Hercules Is Ready for the Worst," 9 Oct. 2018 In any case, the narrowing that occurs puts extra pressure on the bundle of nerves that travel through your spine (the spinal cord) and may cause pain, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "New York Mets Player David Wright Announced He's Retiring Due to Spinal Stenosis," 4 Oct. 2018 The Wet/Dry Insert allowed me to easily stuff two days’ worth of clothes into the backpack in one tidy bundle. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "‘The world’s most versatile waterproof backpack’ review," 20 Nov. 2018 There are 13 key steps in the bundle, which are explained in the toolkit. Olivia Campbell, SELF, "How California Cut Its Maternal Death Rate in Half," 9 Aug. 2018 The beauty bundles will be available at a special Prime Day pricing from now through July 17. Tanisha Pina, Allure, "Maybelline New York Just Launched Exclusive Beauty Bundles for Amazon Prime Day," 16 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Commission found that by bundling features like Google’s search engine, Chrome apps, and operating system, the company was illegally taking advantage of its market share. Colin Lecher, The Verge, "Facebook fends off new anti-monopoly questions after UK email release," 5 Dec. 2018 Insurance companies can handle billing and processing more efficiently for one person with multiple policies than multiple people who each have one policy, which allows them to offer a savings for bundling your home and auto. Brett Martin, Popular Mechanics, "7 Ways To Save Money on Your Home Insurance," 3 May 2016 The rest may get bundled together into a single, massive measure yet again. Andrew Taylor, The Seattle Times, "Trump threatens another shutdown as budget battle heats up," 27 May 2018 And on the slopes of one of the sand spits, a femur, fibula, and tibia (the bones of the leg) were found bundled together with two white stones. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "2,000 years ago in Denmark, a fierce battle left dozens dead," 21 May 2018 Cole lobbed a high cross in the direction of Ibrahimovic, who was bundled over by Abubakar in the 56th minute. Danny O'boyle, latimes.com, "Galaxy take control in 4-0 shutout win over Columbus Crew," 7 July 2018 Things went from bad to worse for El Tri when defender Edson Álvarez scored a comical own goal, bundling the ball into the back of the net whilst under pressure from Ola Toivonen. SI.com, "Mexico 0-3 Sweden: Defenders Strike for the Swedes to Knock Germany Out of the World Cup," 27 June 2018 Apple had previously been rumored to be working on a self-driving car, but the company is now believed to be investing its time and resources in self-driving car technology that automakers would bundle in their vehicles. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple Has Poached a Waymo Engineer for Its Self-Driving Car Work," 18 June 2018 Standard, too, are Apple CarPlay and Android Aut, plus front parking sensors bundled together with blind-spot monitoring and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Is a Fancy Sedan for People Tired of Fancy Sedans," 22 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bundle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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


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


see bundle entry 1

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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

: 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 \

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 \

Medical Definition of bundle 

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

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