A bunch of tomatoes on the vine.
- The definition of a bunch is a cluster, collection or group of something gathered together.
An example of a bunch is a group of flowers tied together.
- Bunch means to form, collect or gather up into a mass.
An example of bunch is to gather a group of flowers and tie them together with a ribbon.
- a cluster or tuft of things growing together: a bunch of grapes
- a collection of things of the same kind fastened or grouped together, or regarded as belonging together: a bunch of keys
- Informal a group of people, esp. of the same kind
- Obs. a hump or protuberance
Origin of bunchMiddle English bonche, bundle, hump from Old French (Walloon) bouge from Flemish boudje, diminutive of boud, bundle
- to form or collect into a bunch or bunches; gather together in a mass: often with up
- to gather into loose folds or wads, as a dress, skirt, etc.
- a. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump: a bunch of grapes; grass growing in bunches.b. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together: a bunch of keys on a ring; people standing around in bunches.
- Informal A group of people usually having a common interest or association: My brother and his bunch are basketball fanatics.
- Informal A considerable number or amount; a lot: a bunch of trouble; a whole bunch of food.
- A small lump or swelling; a bump.
verbbunched, bunch·ing, bunch·es
- To gather or form into a cluster: bunched my fingers into a fist.
- To gather together into a group.
- To gather (fabric) into folds.
- To form a cluster or group: runners bunching up at the starting line.
- To be gathered together in folds, as fabric.
- To swell; protrude.
Origin of bunchMiddle English bonche probably from Flemish bondje diminutive of bont bundle from Middle Dutch; see bundle .
- A group of a number of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump, usually fastened together.
- a bunch of grapes; a bunch of bananas; a bunch of keys; a bunch of yobs on a street corner
- (cycling) The peloton; the main group of riders formed during a race.
- An informal body of friends.
- He still hangs out with the same bunch.
- (informal) A considerable amount.
- a bunch of trouble
- (informal) An unmentioned amount; a number.
- A bunch of them went down to the field.
- (forestry) A group of logs tied together for skidding.
- (geology, mining) An unusual concentration of ore in a lode or a small, discontinuous occurrence or patch of ore in the wallrock.
- (textiles) The reserve yarn on the filling bobbin to allow continuous weaving between the time of indication from the midget feeler until a new bobbin is put in the shuttle.
- An unfinished cigar, before the wrapper leaf is added.
- Two to four filler leaves are laid end to end and rolled into the two halves of the binder leaves, making up what is called the bunch.
- A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.
(third-person singular simple present bunches, present participle bunching, simple past and past participle bunched)
From Middle English bunche (“hump, swelling”), variant of *bunge (compare dialectal English bung (“heap, grape bunch”)), from Proto-Germanic *bunkōn, *bunkan, *bungōn (“heap, crowd”) (compare West Frisian bonke (“bone, lump, bump”), German Bunge (“tuber”), Danish bunke (“heap, pile”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ-, *bʰéng̑ʰus (“thick, dense, fat”) (compare Hittite panku (“total, entire”), Tocharian B pkante (“volume, fatness”), Lithuanian búožė (“knob”), Ancient Greek παχύς (pachýs, “thick”), Sanskrit बहु (bahú, “thick; much”)).
bunch - Computer Definition
(Burroughs, Univac, NCR, Control Data and Honeywell) IBM's competitors after RCA and GE got out of the computer business.