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

Prince Harry even came out to give a personal update on the couple's new little bundle of joy—a break from tradition that says a lot about how the Sussexes are helping to modernize the monarchy. Glamour, "Meghan Markle Didn't Have A Home Birth Like She Planned for the Royal Baby," 6 May 2019 For example, one bundle includes an initial session fee and a flat usage fee for one year of use both online and offline. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Ad Industry and Commercial Actors Union Agree on New Contract," 17 Apr. 2019 Each West Elm bundle will count as one item in their subscription package, which costs $159 per month. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Rent the Runway and West Elm Partner to Create Gorgeous, Rentable Home Essentials," 7 Mar. 2019 Disney and other media companies are facing a shifting landscape as more TV watchers switch to streaming rather than traditional cable bundles. Mae Anderson, The Seattle Times, "Disney’s 1st-quarter results beat expectations," 6 Feb. 2019 Microsoft 365 Consumer would be a subscription bundle with a consumer focus. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft is putting together a Microsoft 365 subscription for home users," 13 Dec. 2018 What is microblading: Microblading is a technique using a super-fine pen (technically, a bundle of 12 to 15 needles) to deposit pigment into skin. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Microblading, Microshading, and Microfeathering: What's the Difference?," 23 Dec. 2018 The purpose here is to make sure that one side of the bundle is as flat as possible. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How To Cut a Bunch of Wood the Exact Same Width," 8 Nov. 2018 The bundle of joy, named as nine-week-old Lunar, belonged to Australian singer Missy Higgins, and Lunar slept with ultimate chill through the entire experience. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Already Feeling the Baby Fever on Their Tour of Australia," 16 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The event that bundles the Globig family out of their house and into the general German experience is precipitated by Pastor Brahms. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Walter Kempowski’s Epic Novel of Germany in Collapse," 21 Mar. 2016 From there, it's sent on to a baler, which bundles it up for shipping. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling," 31 Dec. 2018 Usually, a film studio will join with a label, which will license the songs from the companies that originally released them, then bundle them together in a new album. Anne Steele, WSJ, "The New Movie Soundtrack: A Spotify Playlist," 16 Oct. 2018 The commission rejected Google’s argument that bundling its search and browsing apps with the Android operating system is necessary to monetize its investment in Android. Emily Stewart, Vox, "The European Union hits Google with a $5 billion fine," 18 July 2018 Investors want to know whether the change could result in some phone makers opting not to bundle Google’s Chrome and search apps, which could eventually reduce the number of mobile users conducting searches and seeing Google ads. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Alphabet Earnings: What to Watch," 25 Oct. 2018 Lenders still sell their mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which still bundle the mortgages into bonds and sell them to investors. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "10 years after the financial crisis, is the housing market still at risk?," 29 Aug. 2018 Cue Niasse bundling home two quick-fire goals against Bournemouth to secure a vital 2-1 home victory and, ironically, save Koeman's bacon for a while longer. SI.com, "FanView: Why Everton Cult Hero Oumar Niasse's Potential Departure Is Tinged With Sadness," 9 Jan. 2018 People are there packaging and bundling heroin to distribute, and everyone’s there with the drugs and the money and the counters and the cutting agents and all of that. Jen Kirby, Vox, "How to flip a witness, as explained by a former federal prosecutor," 3 Aug. 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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