Definition of bundle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʌndl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌndl//
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  1. 1[countable] a number of things tied or wrapped together; something that is wrapped up a bundle of rags/papers/firewood She held her little bundle (= her baby) tightly in her arms.
  2. 2[countable] a number of things that belong, or are sold together a bundle of ideas a bundle of graphics packages for your PC See related entries: Computer software
  3. 3[singular] a bundle of laughs, fun, etc. (informal) a person or thing that makes you laugh He wasn't exactly a bundle of laughs (= a happy person to be with) last night. see also bundle of joy
  4. 4a bundle [singular] (informal) a large amount of money That car must have cost a bundle.
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: perhaps originally from Old English byndelle ‘a binding’, reinforced by Low German and Dutch bundel (to which byndelle is related).Extra examples She was carrying a large bundle of clothes. The papers are in a bundle on my desk. a bundle of newspapers Congratulations on your little bundle of joy. I dropped the bundle of papers on his desk. The hut was empty except for a bundle of firewood in one corner.Idioms
    be a bag/bundle of nerves
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    (informal) to be very nervous See related entries: Nervous
    (Australian English, New Zealand English, informal) to suddenly not be able to think clearly; to act in a stupid way because you have lost control over yourself
    not go a bundle on somebody/something
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    (British English, informal) to not like somebody/something very much
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bundle