bundle

noun
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

bundle

verb
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

Verb

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

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

The two are planned for a tandem release during the holiday season in 2020, which will likely result in the launch of a special bundle for the new console and game. Brittany Vincent, Popular Mechanics, "The Next Xbox Is Coming⁠—and So Are These 5 Long-Awaited Games from Microsoft," 11 June 2019 Google’s game plan Google will start its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November — but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a friend. SFChronicle.com, "Google to start Stadia in November; Stitch Fix stock soars," 6 June 2019 For even more savings, check out the list of Echo Dot Kids Edition sale bundles currently being offered by Amazon. Alexandria Haslam, PCWorld, "Start stashing stocking stuffers early with these awesome Amazon Echo Dot deals," 5 Nov. 2018 Last month a 55-ton dome roof was installed on unit No. 3 to facilitate the safe removal of the 533 fuel bundles that remain in a storage pool there. Tim Hornyak, Scientific American, "Clearing the Radioactive Rubble Heap That Was Fukushima Daiichi, 7 Years On," 9 Mar. 2018 To maximise their chances, many are offering not just a single service (such as search or video), as Western firms tended to in their early years, but a bundle of services in one app instead, in the hope of making more money per user. The Economist, "The second half of humanity is joining the internet," 8 June 2019 Houston Glass: Proudest moment of my life, when both of them were born … very beautiful bundles of joy. CBS News, "NCIS probe of U.S. Marine's attempted murder in Kuwait reveals a conspiracy of secrets and lies," 5 June 2019 According to Robertson, Garner gave him three bundles of heroin to wholesale in return for $105. Chris Palmer, https://www.inquirer.com, "Witness: 4 executed in W. Philly basement were slain over $105 in drugs," 4 June 2019 An undersea cable contains bundles of fiber-optic strands. Jeremy Page, WSJ, "Huawei Selling Stake in Undersea-Cable Firm as U.S. Pressure Mounts," 3 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 The bill could throttle Hong Kong’s freedoms by raising the possibility that the party’s critics could be bundled over the border. The Economist, "The rule of law in Hong Kong," 13 June 2019 Golunov was stopped on the street in Moscow on June 6, handcuffed and bundled into a police car. Billy Perrigo, Time, "‘He Had Powerful Enemies.’ Russian Journalist Ivan Golunov Has Been Released, But Media in Russia Still Can't Work Freely," 12 June 2019 That has made bundling more appealing than ever to artists — even superstars like Ms. Swift, who could once reliably count on millions of CD sales. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie," 9 June 2019 Florida Amendment 9 was a strange but very real ballot initiative that bundled together two completely unrelated issues. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Florida passed this year’s weirdest ballot initiative: a ban on vaping and offshore drilling," 7 Nov. 2018 It was unveiled as an extension of Apple’s redesigned TV app, which will bundle third-party services like HBO, CBS and Showtime, along with a user’s cable subscription and some streaming services like Hulu. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "Oprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service," 26 Mar. 2019 Martinez suggested sending five of the proposals that bundled together nine different issues back to the group's Style and Drafting Committee but each of his attempts was rejected. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Voters will decide if charter schools can bypass local school board to get approval," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bundle

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

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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bundle

noun

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

bundle

verb

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

bundle

noun
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

bundle

verb
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

bundle

noun
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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