bundle


bundle
bundle n Bundle, bunch, bale, parcel, pack, package, packet denote things done up for storage, sale, or carriage. A bundle is a collection of articles bound or rolled together
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a bundle of papers

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a bundle for the laundry

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a bundle of old clothes

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A bunch is a collection of things, usually of the same sort, fastened closely together in orderly fashion
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a bunch of violets

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a bunch of radishes

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A bale is a large bundle of goods bound up for storage or transportation and especially one composed of materials (as rags, hay, straw, cotton, or wool) which are closely pressed together so as to form a mass, usually rectangular, tightly bound with stout cord or wire, and often wrapped in paper or burlap. Because there is in various localities a uniform size for a bale of a certain commodity, the word often also implies an average or approximate weight
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a United States bale of cotton weighs approximately 500 pounds

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Parcel (see also PART) implies a state of being wrapped and tied and a small or moderate size, and it carries no suggestion of the number or kind of things so wrapped and tied
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a shopping bag for parcels

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loaded down with parcels

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send parcels through the mail

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Pack implies more careful and more compact arrangement than bundle; specifically it denotes a conveniently packed bundle of goods or supplies that is carried on the back (as by a peddler, a soldier on the march, or a mule). A package is specifically something packed (as in a box or receptacle of moderate size or in a compact bundle) especially for convenience in sale or transportation
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an express package

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a package of envelopes

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candy in the original package

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package goods

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It may also be applied to a group of intangibles (as contracted services or performances) forming, offered, or dealt with as a unit
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sell them a . . . complete package (lot, house, equipment and financing in a single transaction)— Gutheim

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a series of treaties and agreements forming a single packageFay

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A packet is a small package or parcel
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a packet of letters or dispatches

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Analogous words: collection, assemblage, gathering (see under GATHER): *bag, sack

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  • bundle — [bun′dəl] n. [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. Bi …   English World dictionary

  • Bundle — Bun dle (b[u^]n d l), n. [OE. bundel, AS. byndel; akin to D. bondel, bundel, G. b[ u]ndel, dim. of bund bundle, fr. the root of E. bind. See {Bind}.] A number of things bound together, as by a cord or envelope, into a mass or package convenient… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bundle — ► NOUN 1) a collection of things or quantity of material tied or wrapped up together. 2) a set of nerve, muscle, or other fibres running in parallel. 3) informal a large amount of money. ► VERB 1) tie or roll up in or as if in a bundle. 2) (be… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bundle — Bun dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bundled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bundling}.] 1. To tie or bind in a bundle or roll. [1913 Webster] 2. To send off abruptly or without ceremony. [1913 Webster] They unmercifully bundled me and my gallant second into our own …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bundle — (Handkerchief) Handkerchief of linen. Same as Romals. BUNDLE (Irish Flax) Flax yam measure equal to 60,000 yards, weighing 10 lb. 200 cuts or 162/3 hanks make up this usual selling unit, yarns being quoted at so many shillings and pence per… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Bundle — Bun dle, v. i. 1. To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony. [1913 Webster] 2. To sleep on the same bed without undressing; applied to the custom of a man and woman, especially lovers, thus sleeping. Bartlett. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bundle — index assemblage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 bundle …   Law dictionary

  • bundle up — (someone) to put coats and other warm clothes on someone. In the winter you have to bundle up, because it gets really cold. Her mom bundled her up in a down parka, with a knit cap under the hood …   New idioms dictionary


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