Meaning of BUNDLE in English


I. bun ‧ dle 1 /ˈbʌndl/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Middle Dutch ; Origin: bundel ]

1 . a group of things such as papers, clothes, or sticks that are fastened or tied together

bundle of

bundles of newspapers

a small bundle containing mostly clothing

2 . a number of things that belong or are dealt with together

bundle of

bundles of data

3 . computer software, and sometimes other equipment or services that are included with a new computer at no extra cost

4 . a bundle informal a lot of money:

College evening classes cost a bundle.

A company can make a bundle by selling unwanted property.

5 . be a bundle of nerves informal to be very nervous

6 . be a bundle of laughs/fun British English informal an expression meaning a person or situation that is fun or makes you laugh, often used jokingly when they are not fun at all:

Being a teenager isn’t a bundle of laughs.

7 . not go a bundle on something/somebody British English informal to not like something or someone very much:

Jim never drank, and certainly didn’t go a bundle on gambling.

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■ of things

▪ bunch a group of things held or tied together, especially flowers or keys:

He handed me a bunch of daffodils.

▪ bundle several papers, clothes, or sticks held or tied together in an untidy pile:

Bundles of papers and files filled the shelves.

▪ cluster a group of things of the same kind that are close together in a place:

a cluster of stars


Our road ended at a cluster of cottages.

II. bundle 2 BrE AmE verb

1 . [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to quickly push someone or something somewhere because you are in a hurry or you want to hide them

bundle somebody into/through etc something

They bundled Perez into the car and drove off.

2 . [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] British English to move somewhere quickly in a group

bundle into/through etc

Six of us bundled into a taxi.

3 . [transitive] to include computer software or other services with a new computer at no extra cost

bundle something with/into something

Microsoft can bundle Windows Vista at discounted prices with its popular desktop application programs.

bundle something together

The company offered customers a single computer solution, bundling together hardware and software.

bundle somebody ↔ off phrasal verb

to send someone somewhere quickly without asking them if they want to go

bundle somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb

1 . ( also bundle something ↔ together ) to make a bundle by tying things together:

Bundle up the newspapers and take them to the skip.

2 . ( also bundle something ↔ together ) to put different things together so that they are dealt with at the same time:

The lawsuit bundles together the claims of many individuals into one big case.

3 . to put warm clothes on someone or yourself because it is cold SYN wrap up :

People sat bundled up in scarves, coats, and boots.

bundle somebody/something ↔ up against

spectators bundled up against the cold

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.