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

The directional freezing process creates a sponge with small, long, aligned pores resembling a bundle of straws – and also muscle tissue. Natalie R. Rubio, The Conversation, "So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks," 5 July 2019 The main impact of his early fund-raising is the ability to stockpile large bundles of cash while Democrats are spending their money fighting each other. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump promises tanks, ‘biggest ever fireworks’ on July 4," 2 July 2019 The main effect of his early fund-raising is the ability to stockpile large bundles of cash while Democrats are spending their money fighting each other. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, "Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, a Sign He Will Have Far More Money Than in 2016," 2 July 2019 That has saved Tesla a bundle of cash, and boosted the number of sales Tesla was able to notch in foreign markets. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Tesla sets a record for sales, and its stock jumps 7%," 2 July 2019 Ed, who had played the role of the sensitive husband throughout Season 1, has become a walking bundle of passive aggression. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Big Little Lies Exhumes the Secrets of Marriage," 1 July 2019 But for every gain black Americans made, people in power created new bundles of discrimination, largely hidden from sight, that thwarted, again and again, the economic promise of emancipation. Calvin Schermerhorn, Twin Cities, "Calvin Schermerhorn: Why the racial wealth gap persists more than 150 years after emancipation," 27 June 2019 Or save even more by ordering all-in-one bundles of camp lights, solar kits, fire pits and stoves. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Fourth of July Sales This Week," 27 June 2019 The crane was lifting a bundle of yellow rods used in forming concrete structures. oregonlive.com, "Construction rods spill from crane in downtown Portland; no one injured," 11 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Yard waste should be placed in 30-gallon biodegradeable leaf bags and brush should be cut to four-foot lengths, bundled and tied. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "West Hartford modifies recycling schedule, adds yard waste collection," 17 June 2019 Star striker Christine Sinclair had an opportunity to add to her prolific tally of 281 internationals goals, but failed to bundle the ball over the line late on. Aimee Lewis And George Ramsay, CNN, "Draw secures Argentina its first point in Women's World Cup history," 10 June 2019 The terms appear in Google’s new licensing agreement for Android phones and tablets to be distributed in the European Union while bundling the company’s apps, including the all-important Play Store. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Google mandates two years of security updates for popular phones in new Android contract," 24 Oct. 2018 Leon Neal/Getty Images The European Union hit Google with a $5 billion fine on Wednesday for breaking antitrust laws by pushing device makers using its Android operating system to bundle other Google services on its product. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The European Union hits Google with a $5 billion fine," 18 July 2018 The second of them probably should have led to a penalty as Boateng bundled over Marcus Berg from behind. Jonathan Wilson, SI.com, "Germany Saves Its World Cup Life, But Champions Show Their Vulnerability," 23 June 2018 GoSecure further noted that the attackers are bundling Chaos with malware for a botnet that's being used to mine the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers," 16 Feb. 2018 While super apps like China’s WeChat have successfully bundled chat services with payments, tech giants like Facebook and Google have struggled to convince Western consumers to transact via their message systems. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "Behold Libra, the global cryptocurrency masterminded by Facebook," 18 June 2019 Microsoft recently announced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, a new subscription service that bundles Xbox Game Pass (for console and PC) and Xbox Live Gold for $14.99 per month, saving you $15 per month compared to paying for these services separately. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "How to convert your Xbox Live subscription into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate," 18 June 2019

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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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