Meaning of BUNDLE in English


I. ˈbənd ə l noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English bundel, from Middle Dutch bundel, bondel; akin to Old English byndel bundle, Old High German gibuntili bundle, bintan to tie — more at bind


a. : a number of things fastened together into a mass or bunch convenient for handling or conveyance

a bundle of sticks

a bundle of shirts

b. : package ; often : a loose package especially wrapped in paper : parcel , roll

make up soiled clothes into a bundle

a bundle of groceries

c. : a number or group of things considered as a unit : lot , collection

a large bundle of mistakes

a bundle of contradictions

a bundle of energies

d. : a group of isoglosses running close together in the same general direction whether coinciding, diverging, converging, or crossing each other — called also fascicle

2. : the amount contained in a bundle especially as fixed for a certain commodity and sometimes used as a unit of quantity: as

a. : a board measure unit equalling 50 pounds that is used in papermaking

b. : a shipping unit of about 125 pounds that is used in papermaking

3. : a small band or group of mostly parallel fibers (as of nerves or muscles) : fasciculus , tract

4. : vascular bundle

5. slang : a sizable sum of money

left a fortune of half a million bucks — quite a bundle for that day — Pete Martin

II. verb

( bundled ; bundled ; bundling -nd( ə )liŋ, ÷nliŋ ; bundles )

transitive verb


a. : to tie or bind in a bundle : assemble in a bundle

b. : to make into a roughly rounded loose unit

he bundled the coat into a human outline

c. : to compress (book sections) in groups after the folding operation in bookbinding

2. : to hustle or hurry unceremoniously often by shoving or throwing

bundled the children off to school

he bundled his possessions into an empty carriage — David Garnett

intransitive verb


a. : to prepare for departure

b. : to set off or go in a hurry or without ceremony : hurry

a group of servants came bundling from the kitchen — Charlotte Brontë

2. : to practice bundling

III. noun

1. : a person embodying a specified quality or characteristic

a bundle of energy

2. : a package offering related goods or services at a single price

software bundles that include a self-teaching guide

IV. transitive verb

: to include (a product or service) with a related product for sale at a single price

software is bundled with computer hardware

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.