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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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 New customers can get the bundle deal by signing up for Sling TV’s Blue or Orange packages, both of which provide seven-day free trials. Nina Huang, EW.com, "How to watch Showtime, Starz, and Epix shows for free on demand for 30 days," 22 May 2020 There’s also a Disney+ bundle option available, which includes access to Hulu (with ads) and ESPN+ for just $12.99/month. Katey Clifford, al, "‘The Big Fib’ | How to watch Yvette Nicole Brown host a new comedy game show," 22 May 2020 Those expansions, Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm, are available as a $40 add-on bundle. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store," 21 May 2020 Dry bundles of flowers upside-down to place in a vase or tuck into a wreath. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Ways to Try the Cottagecore Trend for a Taste of the Simple Life," 18 May 2020 Rather than offer many distinct option packages, VW bundles features according to trim, which is why there are seven trims. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Satisfies the Brady Bunches of America and Bolsters VW's Bottom Line," 15 May 2020 Parents carry children, drag luggage or balance bundles on their heads. Samar Halarnkar, Quartz India, "India’s suffering because it chose theatrics over governance in dealing with coronavirus," 10 May 2020 Bosso said masks, face shields and hand sanitizer will be available in bundles. Elizabeth Depompei, Indianapolis Star, "How Indiana's small businesses can get required PPE before reopening," 5 May 2020 As Drake’s sonic bundles have long been wont to do, the new tracks immediately subsumed the top slots of global streaming charts, confirming his sound as apt not only for nightclubs but also for sitting quietly at home. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Drake Responds to the Pandemic in a Predictably Drake Way," 4 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The remaining staff members were faced with managing a portfolio that bundled together epidemics, biological threats, and weapons of mass destruction. Jason Karlawish, STAT, "A pandemic plan was in place. Trump abandoned it — and science — in the face of Covid-19," 17 May 2020 The planemaker found in an audit last year of the 737 Max that wires were bundled improperly in a way that could trigger a failure similar to what happened in two crashes of the plane in which a total of 346 people died. Alan Levin, Bloomberg.com, "Boeing Argues It Doesn’t Need to Move 737 Max Wiring Bundles," 8 May 2020 About 8 million of those subscribers are in India, where Disney has bundled the new streamer with the country’s service, Hotstar. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, "Disney theme parks take a $1-billion hit amid coronavirus closures," 5 May 2020 Tech publication ZDNet reported cybercriminals are bundling malware and viruses into unofficial app installers. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Police warn of Zoom download scam," 30 Apr. 2020 In the United States, many toddlers get a blood test for lead levels, so diabetes screening could be bundled in, says Jessica Dunne, director of the prevention program at JDRF, which helps fund and advise some screening projects. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "Could mass screening benefit kids at high risk of diabetes?," 23 Apr. 2020 Arguably, bundling YouTube TV with other products could increase customer loyalty. Danielle Abril, Fortune, "YouTube TV’s fight against big cable has gotten a big boost during the coronavirus pandemic," 15 Apr. 2020 Its breadth of easily bundled content makes queuing up movie marathons a breeze. Kaitlin Reilly, refinery29.com, "The Best Disney+ Movie Marathons For Maximum At-Home Coziness," 9 Apr. 2020 The newspapers are printed, assembled, bundled and stacked by machines. Karina Bland, azcentral, "'You can't be too careful,' my mom says. That's how we're making your newspaper safe," 2 Apr. 2020

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

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26 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bundle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bundle. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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How to pronounce bundle (audio)

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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