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 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


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

Apple TV Plus promises a bundle of new shows attached to names like Oprah and Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, the product of billions of dollars of Apple's investment into original content. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "How Many Subscriptions Can You Handle?," 25 Mar. 2019 The secret word, which Spotify itself has yet to master: bundles. Cherie Hu, Billboard, "Aggressive Content Bundling Might Be Spotify's Only Chance of Competing With Apple, Amazon," 10 July 2018 But since enrolling in an alternative school, Tyson has been sporting expensive clothes, and Devin recently found a $40,000 Rolex and bundles of thousands of dollars hidden in his bedroom. Robert Crais, Philly.com, "'The Wanted': PI Elvis Cole returns," 12 Feb. 2018 Companies just need to have confidence that the bundle is as good as promised. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Amazon to New York: It’s Not Me, It’s You," 15 Feb. 2019 This CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle will teach you how to build an endless number of awesome projects from the comfort of your own home, and right now the entire bundle is available for over 85 percent off at just $20. Popular Mechanics Shop Team, Popular Mechanics, "Learn CAD and 3D Printing With This $20 Bundle," 28 Sep. 2018 Everyone agrees the bundles of moola are a lure for criminals, but merchants who can’t access traditional banking have no other way to settle up. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "California marijuana purveyors go mainstream, except for the sacks of cash," 28 Jan. 2018 Disney could then offer a similar bundle to what AT&T wants to accomplish with its streaming service. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "AT&T will offer three different tiers for its streaming service," 30 Nov. 2018 The stylist, who also works with Beyoncé, used 12 bundles of hair from her own line, HairDrobe by Kim Kimble. refinery29.com, "Nicki Minaj's Hair Now Touches The Floor — & We Have All The Details," 14 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Lenders still sell their mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which still bundle the mortgages into bonds and sell them to investors. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "10 years after the financial crisis, is the housing market still at risk?," 29 Aug. 2018 Cue Niasse bundling home two quick-fire goals against Bournemouth to secure a vital 2-1 home victory and, ironically, save Koeman's bacon for a while longer. SI.com, "FanView: Why Everton Cult Hero Oumar Niasse's Potential Departure Is Tinged With Sadness," 9 Jan. 2018 People are there packaging and bundling heroin to distribute, and everyone’s there with the drugs and the money and the counters and the cutting agents and all of that. Jen Kirby, Vox, "How to flip a witness, as explained by a former federal prosecutor," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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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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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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