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 collaboration, which includes three ultra-matte lipsticks, three lip liners and three high-shine lip glosses sold either separately or as bundles, launches August 8 in universally flattering nude, pink and red hues. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "YouTube Beauty Guru Carli Bybel Owns 600 Lipsticks Which Inspired Her New Makeup Collaboration," 25 July 2019 Is a new cable bundle, but for streaming, the way of the future? Allegra Frank, Vox, "Friends is leaving Netflix in 2020," 9 July 2019 New York still has a bundle of cap room, and intriguing prospects to fit around potential stars, most notably Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox, and R.J. Barrett. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "The Seven Most Intriguing Teams in NBA Free Agency," 25 June 2019 Agents removed the four bundles, which weighed 9.88 pounds, Francisco said, adding the substance tested positive for cocaine and was valued at $98,800. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Driver arrested after nearly $100k worth of cocaine found in car dashboard," 24 June 2019 The plan has no bundles, no long-term contract, no data caps and no hidden fees, according to a company press release. Benjamin Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "This company is bringing $50 per month high-speed internet service to Louisville," 20 June 2019 The dissonance between her outfit and her encouragement highlights the limits of the rebellion that comes in a 10-class bundle, purchased at least partly in pursuit of a six-pack. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, The Atlantic, "The World That Jazzercise Built," 16 June 2019 Apple News+ offers access to select newspapers and magazines for a monthly fee, Apple Arcade offers a bundle of games, and Apple TV+ will be a streaming service featuring original programming. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Apple Is a Credit Card Company Now," 25 Mar. 2019 The telecom giant added $5 to the price of DirecTV Now's cheapest online channel bundle, which now costs $40 — about the same as everyone else's — while removing HBO from one of its packages. Claire Atkinson, NBC News, "Internet TV packages are getting pricier — including AT&T's," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Here's a list of recommendations from Metro Louisville, materials handlers WestRock and Rumpke, and hauling companies serving the region: ► Don't bundle in bags. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "The dos and the don'ts: How to recycle properly in Kentucky," 23 July 2019 The Panteleenkos constantly move Stepan, adjusting his paws, feeding him, and positioning Alexander as Barantseva, pink-haired, bundled in jeans and a parka, captures each moment. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Suffering unseen: The dark truth behind wildlife tourism," 12 June 2019 Hafner told the House committee that the Greitens campaign discussed how to bundle donations and conceal the identity of donors by funneling them through LLCs. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Head of investigative committee says he’s talked with FBI about Greitens | The Kansas City Star," 24 May 2018 The Nintendo Switch console and Xbox One S (All-Digital) console are oddly being bundled together at Google Express for $399 (before tax). Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Here are the best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals that you can still get," 17 July 2019 Both are already in select stores now, including on Amazon where they're sold bundled together. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "General Mills Now Has Drumstick Ice Cream Cereal in 2 Different Flavors," 8 July 2019 The securities are cousins to popular collateralized loan obligations, which bundle together secured corporate loans and issue securities backed by payments on the debts. Cezary Podkul, WSJ, "Hedge Funds Revive the Junk Bond CDO," 7 Nov. 2018 Even bundled together, those assets may not match a deal for one of L.A.'s building blocks. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "Kawhi Leonard Wants Out and the NBA Offseason Is Here," 15 June 2018 There are often good reasons in mathematics to keep track of the various ways in which two objects (like these two sets) are equivalent, and type theory does this automatically by bundling equivalences together into a single type. Quanta Magazine, "Will Computers Redefine the Roots of Math?," 19 May 2015

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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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