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- Rhymes: -ʌndəl
From Middle English bundel, from Middle Dutch bondel or Old English byndele, byndelle (“a binding; tying; fastening with bands”); both from Proto-Germanic *bundil-, derivative of *bundą (“bundle”). Compare also English bindle.
bundle (plural bundles)
- A group of objects held together by wrapping or tying.
- a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes
- The fable of the rods, which, when united in a bundle, no strength could bend.
- A package wrapped or tied up for carrying.
- (biology) A cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres.
- (informal) A large amount, especially of money.
- The inventor of that gizmo must have made a bundle.
- (computing, Mac OS X) A directory containing related resources such as source code; application bundle.
- A quantity of paper equal to 2 reams (1000 sheets).
Terms derived from the noun "bundle"
group of objects held together by wrapping or tying
package wrapped or tied up for carrying
biology: cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres
colloquial: large amount, especially of money
quantity of paper
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- To tie or wrap together.
- To hustle; to dispatch something or someone quickly.
- T. Hook
- They unmercifully bundled me and my gallant second into our own hackney coach.
- T. Hook
- (intransitive) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
- (transitive) To dress someone warmly.
- (intransitive) To dress warmly. Usually bundle up
- (computing) To sell hardware and software as a single product.
- (intransitive) To hurry.
- (slang) To dogpile
- (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”, BBC:
- 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, Moby Dick, chapter 7
- Yes, there is death in this business of whaling—a speechlessly quick chaotic bundling of a man into Eternity.
- 1859, Terence, Comedies of Terence
- Why, 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.
- (dated, intransitive) To sleep on the same bed without undressing.
- Washington Irving
- Van Corlear stopped occasionally in the villages to eat pumpkin pies, dance at country frolics, and bundle with the Yankee lasses.
- Washington Irving
to tie or wrap together
to hustle, dispatch quickly
to dress someone warmly
intransitive: to dress warmly
computing: to sell hardware and software as single product
intransitive: to hurry