A bundle of cinnamon sticks.
- The definition of a bundle is a group of objects held together tightly.
An example of a bundle is a group of sticks tied together with heavy string.
- To bundle is defined as to tie or wrap together, or to dress warmly.
- An example of to bundle is to tie up a package.
- An example of to bundle is to put on two sweatshirts, a winter coat, gloves, a hat, a scarf and boots.
- a number of things tied, wrapped, or otherwise held together
- a package or parcel
- a bunch, collection, or group
- Slang a large amount of money
- any of the strands of specialized cells that conduct fluids or add strength in higher plantsin full vascular bundle
- an anatomical unit consisting of a number of separate nerve fibers, muscles, etc. closely banded together
- any of the strands of specialized cells that conduct fluids or add strength in higher plants
Origin of bundleMiddle English bundel, probably from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive from bond from binden, bind
transitive verb-·dled, -·dling
- to make into a bundle; wrap or tie together
- to offer together with a related product or service for sale at a package price: to bundle an Internet browser with a PC
- to send hastily or without ceremony; hustle (away, off, out, or into)
- to move or go hastily; bustle
- to lie in the same bed with one's sweetheart without undressing: an old courting custom now practiced only by some Amish
- Politics to collect a number of campaign contributions from individual donors and deliver them as a single, large contribution
- A group of objects held together, as by tying or wrapping.
- Something wrapped or tied up for carrying; a package.
- Biology A cluster or strand of closely bound muscle or nerve fibers.
- Botany A vascular bundle.
- Informal a. A large amount; a lot: had a bundle of fun at the dance.b. A large sum of money: made a bundle selling real estate.
verbbun·dled, bun·dling, bun·dles
- To tie, wrap, or gather together.
- To dispatch or dispense of quickly and with little fuss; hustle: bundled the child off to school.
- To dress (a person) warmly: bundled them up in winter clothes.
- To hurry; hasten: The children came bundling in from outside.
- To sleep in the same bed while fully clothed, a custom formerly practiced by engaged couples in New England and in Wales.
Origin of bundleMiddle English bundel probably from Middle Dutch bondel ; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.
- A group of objects held together by wrapping or tying.
- a bundle of straw or of paper; a bundle of old clothes
- 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).
(third-person singular simple present bundles, present participle bundling, simple past and past participle bundled)
- To tie or wrap together.
- To hustle; to dispatch something or someone quickly.
- (intransitive) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
- 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
- To hastily or clumsily push, put, carry or otherwise send something into a particular place.
- (dated, intransitive) To sleep on the same bed without undressing.
From Middle Dutch bondel or Old English byndele. Compare bindle.