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


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

Disney+ will cost $6.99 monthly, or $12.99 as part of a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+—the same price as Netflix. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Some Viewers Will Get a Free, Early Look at Disney’s New Streaming Service," 12 Sep. 2019 In that communication, the CRB said the royalty floor that would apply to the music component of a bundle is the same as if it were offered on a standalone basis. Ed Christman, Billboard, "NMPA Questions Whether Spotify & Amazon Have Miscalculated, Underpaid Publisher Royalties," 27 Aug. 2019 That said, Apple does not appear to be launching its service later this year with any kind of bundle in place. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Apple TV Plus will reportedly cost $9.99 per month and launch in November," 20 Aug. 2019 So the cost savings of the bundle is about $5 per month (Starbucks coffee anyone?). Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, "Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ bundle has parents losing their minds," 7 Aug. 2019 He and the others were clad in Vanguard’s de rigueur baggy khakis and white polo shirts, and each held a shield bearing a logo of a crossed bundles of sticks, an ancient Roman symbol of strength. Washington Post, "Avowed neo-Nazi gets additional life prison term in Charlottesville car attack," 15 July 2019 The new album’s sales were boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with Post Malone’s tour, as well as an array of merchandise/album bundles sold via the artist’s official webstore. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Post Malone Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Hollywood's Bleeding'," 15 Sep. 2019 The two were a bundle of fun and really great sports about trying everything and giving us their honest opinions. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "We did it for you: 35 new Minnesota State Fair foods reviewed," 23 Aug. 2019 Yet set against these benefits are a bundle of worries. The Economist, "Rich countries must start planning for a cashless future," 1 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Why Sega didn't bundle at least one six-button pad as a default option for its two-controller SKU is beyond me. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sega Genesis Mini review: $80 delivers a ton of blast-processing fun," 12 Sep. 2019 Reasonable people can disagree on where the draw the line ought to be drawn, but arguably it should be drawn only at major fundraisers bundling donations worth $25,000, or $100,000 — a far cry from the current $200 limit. Jeremy Carl, National Review, "We Need Donor-Privacy Legislation Now," 12 Aug. 2019 This year Potbelly introduced bundled mealsThose two meal deals –— which let customers pair a half sandwich with a side or add chips and drink for an additional $2.50 — now account for a quarter of orders, Johnson said. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Potbelly seeks to turn around its flagging fortunes with new store designs, a franchise expansion and a lot of soul-searching," 1 Aug. 2019 Still get that summertime glow, sans harmful UV-rays and for an exclusive sale price, with this bundled starter kit from the tanning brand favorite. Elizabeth Buxton, refinery29.com, "The Nordstrom Sale Styles That Are Selling Out The Fastest," 25 July 2019 It’s bundling together a Nintendo Switch console and Xbox One S (All-Digital) console for $399 (before tax). Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Samsung’s unlocked Galaxy S10 phones are still $200 off this weekend," 20 July 2019 Plan your trip: Taipei’s MRT bundles its 24-, 48-, and 72-hour passes with discount coupons to local cultural and entertainment attractions. Robert Chg, National Geographic, "See why the world’s best subway lines are destinations unto themselves," 19 July 2019 He and his elder brother along with at least eight others were then bundled into a single ambulance and taken to a hospital in Srinagar. Washington Post, "Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown," 14 Sep. 2019 They were quickly bundled aside by his police escort. Time, "New U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Vows to Leave the E.U. on Oct. 31 No Matter What," 24 July 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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