- 1A collection of things, or a quantity of material, tied or wrapped up together: a thick bundle of envelopesMore example sentences
- Can I take you then to the book of materials, the bundle of documents, page 58, and invite your attention to the accumulation of three sentences.
- The principal authority on which we rely for that view is conveniently set out in the bundle of materials that the appellant has provided to the Court.
- As he walked away, I noticed a thick bundle of music under his arm.
- 1.1A set of nerve, muscle, or other fibers running close together in parallel.More example sentences
- The midbrain is attached to the base of the cerebral hemispheres by the cerebral peduncles, two massive, flattened bundles of nerve fibres.
- Normal epididymis and smooth muscle bundles were present at the edge of the tumor.
- The hemorrhoidectomy specimens showed a stroma of connective tissue containing many blood vessels, and interwoven bundles of smooth muscle.
- 1.2A set of software or hardware sold together.More example sentences
- Potentially, the customer could sell the cards and software as a bundle, or even design a turnkey workstation around the two, he said.
- This makes the 9600 Pro a light software package, but in my point of view that is for the best because with no games included in the software bundles it makes card a little less expensive.
- Granted, there are a lot of extras included with the MSI card, but if dumping the poor game bundle drops the price, we say go for it MSI.
- 1.3 (a bundle) • informal A large amount of money: the new printer cost a bundleMore example sentences
- The heist is entertaining in its own right, but what pushes the film over the top is the extraordinary star power of the cast, which must have cost a bundle and a half.
- Of course, the print cartridges prolly cost a bundle, but at least I can print my own photos at home now.
- I knew her clothes cost a bundle, but she didn't reek of money the way others did.
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- 1 [with object] Tie or roll up (a number of things) together as though into a parcel: she quickly bundled up her clothesMore example sentences
tie, pack, parcel, wrap, roll, fold, bind, bale, package
- As for the female performers, hair longer than the shoulder must be bundled up.
- Rice-stalk mattresses must all be bundled up again and returned.
- It is telling that Bunting bundles the two issues together as if they were in some sense equivalent and equally objectionable.
- 1.1 (usually be bundled up) Dress (someone) in many clothes to keep warm: they were bundled up in thick sweaters [no object]: I bundled up in my parkaMore example sentences
- Either way, the forecast says bundle up for the next six weeks.
- I did get some protests about how ‘if I was going out while it's snowing, I'd best bundle up’.
- We can bask in 75 degree warmth one day and bundle up for a spring snow the next, enduring a temperature fluctuation as much as 40 degrees.
- 1.2Sell (items of hardware and software) as a package.More example sentences
- Sun will bundle the AppIQ software with its own storage management package by the second half of this year.
- Offmyserver and NetSoft teamed up to bring this appliance to market, with NetSoft doing the software and Offmyserver bundling it with the hardware.
- Tapwave already bundles web browsing software with the consoles, which to date have had to connect to a mobile phone via Bluetooth or infrared wireless links in order to provide Internet connectivity.
- 2 [with object] • informal Push or carry forcibly: he was bundled into a vanMore example sentences
- At the airport about a third are selected and are forcibly bundled onto a clandestine flight.
- On the return, both Sofia and Plovdiv were fog-bound so we landed at Varna and were unceremoniously bundled on to ancient coaches for the six hour journey to Sofia.
- And third, that Mozart was bundled unceremoniously into a pauper's grave with miscellaneous corpses on a snowy night.
- 2.1Send (someone) away hurriedly or unceremoniously: the old man was bundled off into exileMore example sentences
- However, after he has left, a band of raiders attacks Fegele's settlement, and she is bundled off in the middle of the night by her grandmother.
- Soon enough, she is bundled off to the Sisters as a penitent.
- Unable to persuade the driver and fellow passengers what had happened, he was eventually bundled off the bus in the mistaken belief he was a threat to the suspect.
- 2.2 [no object] (Especially of a group of people) move clumsily or in a disorganized way: they bundled out into the corridorMore example sentences
- As we're walking out I see her glance over at a group in the corner, but we bundle out the door pretty fast and I lead her over towards the park.
- Somehow the image of Rupert Murdoch bundling over the road to the Dog and Duck at the end of a stressful day to get it off his chest with his News International minions doesn't quite ring true.
- Maybe it's a preventative measure to stop drunks who ran out of smokes in the pub bundling in there but it was very annoying.
- 3 [no object] • dated Sleep fully clothed with another person, particularly during courtship, as a former local custom in New England and Wales: he would dance at country frolics and bundle with the Yankee lassesMore example sentences
- Additional references, anecdotes and stories about the custom of bundling are drawn from eighteenth-century America.
- A high degree of social control was exercised by parents and peers, as can be seen from the fact that bundling usually led to marriage and not to sexual permissiveness or high rates of single mothers.
a bundle of fun (or laughs)
- [often with negative] • informal Something extremely amusing or pleasant: the last year hasn’t been a bundle of funMore example sentences
- Manic depression might not be a bundle of laughs, but an hour in the company of a Coked-up Carrie Fisher certainly is.
- I mean, it's obviously not a bundle of laughs and you don't go round kicking up your heels and thinking, tra la-la, how lovely.
- Bremner apart, it wasn't exactly a bundle of laughs for the delegates.
bundle of joy
- • informal A newborn baby.More example sentences
- Feeling her skin radiating heat at the nearness of him, she was a bundle of nerves.
- By the time she returned home she would be a bundle of nerves.
- Assistant manager Andy Watson is a bundle of nerves.
Middle English: perhaps originally from Old English byndelle 'a binding', reinforced by Low German and Dutch bundel (to which byndelle is related).