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This page has 22 definitions of bundle in English and Malay. Bundle is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use bundle in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: bündle

English bundle definition


From Middle English bundel, from Middle Dutch bondel or Old English byndele, byndelle (a binding; tying; fastening with bands); both from Proto-Germanic *bundil-, derivative of *bundą (bundle). Compare also English bindle and German Bündeln.



bundle (plural bundles)

  1. A group of objects held together by wrapping or tying.
    a bundle of straw or of paper
    a bundle of old clothes
    • 1760, Oliver Goldsmith, On National Concord
      The fable of the rods, which, when united in a bundle, no strength could bend.
  2. A package wrapped or tied up for carrying.
  3. A group of products or services sold together as a unit.
    This software bundle includes a wordprocessor, a spreadsheet, and two games.
  4. (informal) A large amount, especially of money.
    Synonyms: (informal) mint, (slang) pile, (colloquial) small fortune
    The inventor of that gizmo must have made a bundle.
  5. (biology) A cluster of closely bound muscle or nerve fibres.
  6. (linguistics, education) A sequence of two or more words that occur in language with high frequency but are not idiomatic; a chunk, cluster, or lexical bundle.
    examples of bundles would include in accordance with, the results of and so far.
  7. (computing, Mac OS X) A directory containing related resources such as source code; application bundle.
  8. A quantity of paper equal to two reams (1000 sheets).
  9. (law) A court bundle, the assemblage of documentation prepared for, and referred to during, a court case.
  10. (mathematics) Topological space composed of a base space and fibers projected to the base space.
    Meronym: stalk space


  • (computing): native bundle

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bundle (third-person singular simple present bundles, present participle bundling, simple past and past participle bundled)

  1. (transitive) To tie or wrap together into a bundle.
  2. (transitive) To hustle; to dispatch something or someone quickly.
    • 1835, Theodore Hook, Gilbert Gurney
      They unmercifully bundled me and my gallant second into our own hackney coach.
  3. (intransitive) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony; used with away, off, out.
  4. (transitive) To dress someone warmly.
  5. (intransitive) To dress warmly. Usually bundle up
  6. (computing) To sell hardware and software as a single product.
  7. (intransitive) To hurry.
  8. (slang) Synonym of dogpile: to form a pile of people upon a victim.
  9. (transitive) To hastily or clumsily push, put, carry or otherwise send something into a particular place.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC[1]:
      At the other end, Essien thought he had bundled the ball over the line in between Bolton's final two substitutions but the flag had already gone up.
    • 1851 November 14, Herman Melville, “chapter 7”, in Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers; London: Richard Bentley, OCLC 57395299:
      Yes, there is death in this business of whaling—a speechlessly quick chaotic bundling of a man into Eternity.
    • 1859, Terence, Comedies of Terence:
      Why, I didn't know that she meant that, until the Captain gave me an explanation, because I was dull of comprehension ; for he bundled me out of the house.
  10. (dated, intransitive) To sleep on the same bed without undressing.

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Malay bundle definition


Borrowed from English bundle.



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