Meaning of BUNCH in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bʌntʃ ]

( bunches, bunching, bunched)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A bunch of people is a group of people who share one or more characteristics or who are doing something together. ( INFORMAL )

My neighbours are a bunch of busybodies...

We were a pretty inexperienced bunch of people really...

The players were a great bunch.

= lot

N-COUNT : usu sing , oft N of n , adj N


A bunch of flowers is a number of flowers with their stalks held or tied together.

He had left a huge bunch of flowers in her hotel room.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n


A bunch of bananas or grapes is a group of them growing on the same stem.

Lili had fallen asleep clutching a fat bunch of grapes.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n


A bunch of keys is a set of keys kept together on a metal ring.

George took out a bunch of keys and went to work on the complicated lock.

N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n


A bunch of things is a number of things, especially a large number. ( AM INFORMAL )

We did a bunch of songs together.

QUANT : QUANT of pl-n

Bunch is also a pronoun.

I’d like to adopt a multi-racial child. In fact, I’d love a whole bunch.



If a girl has her hair in bunches , it is parted down the middle and tied on each side of her head. ( BRIT )

N-PLURAL : usu in N


If clothing bunches around a part of your body, it forms a set of creases around it.

She clutches the sides of her skirt until it bunches around her waist.

VERB : V around n

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