bundle [bun′dəl]
[ME bundel, prob. < MDu bondel, dim. < bond < binden,BIND]
1. a number of things tied, wrapped, or otherwise held together
2. a package or parcel
3. a bunch, collection, or group
4. Slang a large amount of money
5. Biol.
a) any of the strands of specialized cells that conduct fluids or add strength in higher plants: in full vascular bundle
b) an anatomical unit consisting of a number of separate nerve fibers, muscles, etc. closely banded together
bundled, bundling
1. to make into a bundle; wrap or tie together
2. to send hastily or without ceremony; hustle (away, off, out, or into)
1. to move or go hastily; bustle
2. to lie in the same bed with one's sweetheart without undressing: a former courting custom, esp. in New England
bundle up
to put on plenty of warm clothing
SYN.- BUNDLE refers to a number of things bound together for convenience in carrying, storing, etc. and does not in itself carry connotations as to size, compactness, etc. [a bundle of discarded clothing ]; BALE1 implies a standardized or uniform quantity of goods, as raw cotton, hay, etc. compressed into a rectangular mass and tightly bound; PARCEL and PACKAGE are applied to something wrapped or boxed for transportation, sale, etc. and imply moderateness of size and a compact or orderly arrangement; PACK1 is applied to a package of a standard amount [a pack of cigarettes ] or to a compact bundle carried on the back

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