bundle

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

Noun[edit]

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
    • Goldsmith
      The 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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bundle (third-person singular simple present bundles, present participle bundling, simple past and past participle bundled)

  1. To tie or wrap together.
  2. To hustle; to dispatch something or someone quickly.
    • T. Hook
      They 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”, 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.
  10. (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.

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