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.

Definitions of bundle
  1. noun
    a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    synonyms: package, packet, parcel
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    wisp
    a small bundle of straw or hay
    type of:
    accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  2. noun
    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
  3. noun
    a large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
    “she made a bundle selling real estate”
    synonyms: big bucks, big money, megabucks, pile
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    type of:
    money
    wealth reckoned in terms of money
  4. verb
    make into a bundle
    “he bundled up his few possessions”
    synonyms: bundle up, roll up
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    type of:
    pack
    arrange in a container
  5. verb
    gather or cause to gather into a cluster
    synonyms: bunch, bunch up, clump, cluster
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    agglomerate
    form into one cluster
    type of:
    form
    assume a form or shape
  6. verb
    compress into a wad
    synonyms: compact, pack, wad
    compact, pack
    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
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    puddle
    work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
    type of:
    arrange, set up
    put into a proper or systematic order
  7. verb
    sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed
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