• Bundle

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ʌndəl

    Origin

    From Middle Dutch bondel or Old English byndele. Compare bindle.

    Full definition of bundle

    Noun

    bundle

    (plural bundles)
    1. A group of objects held together by wrapping or tying.a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes
      • GoldsmithThe fable of the rods, which, when united in a bundle, no strength could bend.
    2. A package wrapped or tied up for carrying.
    3. (biology) A cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres.
    4. (informal) A large amount, especially of money.The inventor of that gizmo must have made a bundle.
    5. (computing, Mac OS X) A directory containing related resources such as source code; application bundle.
    6. A quantity of paper equal to 2 reams (1000 sheets).

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    Verb

    1. To tie or wrap together.
    2. To hustle; to dispatch something or someone quickly.
      • T. HookThey unmercifully bundled me and my gallant second into our own hackney coach.
    3. (intransitive) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
    4. (transitive) To dress someone warmly.
    5. (intransitive) To dress warmly. Usually bundle up
    6. (computing) To sell hardware and software as a single product.
    7. (intransitive) To hurry.
    8. (slang) To dogpile
    9. (transitive) To hastily or clumsily push, put, carry or otherwise send something into a particular place.
      • 2010, December 29, Chris Whyatt, Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton, At the other end, Essien thought he had bundled the ball over the line in between Bolton's final two substitutions but the flag had already gone up.
      • 1851, Herman Melville, ,Yes, there is death in this business of whaling—a speechlessly quick chaotic bundling of a man into Eternity.
      • 1859, Terence, Comedies of TerenceWhy, I didn't know that she meant that, until the Captain gave me an explanation, because I was dull of comprehension ; for he bundled me out of the house.
    10. (dated, intransitive) To sleep on the same bed without undressing.
      • Washington IrvingVan Corlear stopped occasionally in the villages to eat pumpkin pies, dance at country frolics, and bundle with the Yankee lasses.
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