bunch

A group or cluster of something is a bunch. It could be a bunch of people or a bunch of grapes. If you pick a bunch of bananas, you might end up being followed by a bunch of monkeys.

When you use the word bunch, you're generally talking about an approximate number of similar items, like a bunch of flowers or a bunch of cats or a bunch of your friends meeting for dinner. The verb bunch means "gather together," or "form into a bunch," the way you might bunch daisies together in a vase, or your socks might bunch down inside your boots.

Definitions of bunch
  1. noun
    a grouping of a number of similar things
    “a bunch of trees”
    synonyms: clump, cluster, clustering
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    examples:
    Northern Cross
    a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus
    Omega Centauri
    a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus
    Pleiades
    a star cluster in the constellation Taurus
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    knot
    a tight cluster of people or things
    swad
    a bunch
    tuft, tussock
    a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass
    wisp
    a small tuft or lock
    hexenbesen, staghead, witch broom, witches' broom
    an abnormal tufted growth of small branches on a tree or shrub caused by fungi or insects or other physiological disturbance
    coma
    (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)
    type of:
    agglomeration
    a jumbled collection or mass
  2. noun
    any collection in its entirety
    synonyms: caboodle, lot
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    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  3. noun
    an informal body of friends
    synonyms: crew, crowd, gang
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    type of:
    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  4. verb
    gather or cause to gather into a cluster
    “She bunched her fingers into a fist”
    synonyms: bunch up, bundle, clump, cluster
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    types:
    agglomerate
    form into one cluster
    type of:
    form
    assume a form or shape
  5. verb
    form into a bunch
    “The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom”
    synonyms: bunch together, bunch up
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    type of:
    clump, cluster, constellate, flock
    come together as in a cluster or flock
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