bundle

A bundle is a package of things wrapped together. To wrap things together in a compact way is to bundle them. A baby wrapped up in a blanket is a bundle of joy, and if it’s cold outside, bundle up!

Bundle comes from the Middle Dutch word for bind, which is what you do when you bundle stuff — you bind it together. It also means to wrap in warm clothes. This is a word for things that are tightly packed together. If you get a package in the mail, it's a bundle. If you have knickknacks all over the place, you'll need to bundle them when you move by putting them in a box.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: bundle

1
nv
a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
make into a bundle
2
v
sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: bundle
1

n a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Synonyms:
package, packet, parcel
Types:
wisp
a small bundle of straw or hay
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

n a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

Synonyms:
sheaf
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bale
a large bundle bound for storage or transport
faggot, fagot
a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
pack
a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
swag
a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
hay bale
a bale of hay
Type of:
package, parcel
a wrapped container

n a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)

“she made a bundle selling real estate”
Synonyms:
big bucks, big money, megabucks, pile
Type of:
money
wealth reckoned in terms of money

v make into a bundle

“he bundled up his few possessions”
Synonyms:
bundle up, roll up
Type of:
pack
arrange in a container

v gather or cause to gather into a cluster

Synonyms:
bunch, bunch up, clump, cluster
Types:
agglomerate
form into one cluster
Type of:
form
assume a form or shape

v compress into a wad

Synonyms:
compact, pack, wad
compact, pack
have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
Types:
puddle
work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
Type of:
arrange, set up
put into a proper or systematic order
2

v sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed

Synonyms:
practice bundling
Type of:
catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, sleep, slumber
be asleep
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