follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

bunch

[buhnch] /bʌntʃ/
noun
1.
a connected group; cluster:
a bunch of grapes.
2.
a group of things:
a bunch of papers.
3.
Informal. a group of people:
They're a fine bunch of students.
4.
a knob; lump; protuberance.
verb (used with object)
5.
to group together; make a bunch of.
verb (used without object)
6.
to gather into a cluster; gather together.
7.
(of fabric or clothing) to gather into folds (often followed by up).
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English bunche; of uncertain origin
Related forms
unbunched, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. lot, batch. See bundle.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for bunch
  • Our group is such a great bunch that we're all so welcoming.
  • The point is to increase mechanization and eliminate the need for workers to harvest bunch by bunch.
  • There are a bunch of green peppers on the left and some others in the back.
  • Fill in the rest of the day with nursery hopping--there are a bunch in the area.
  • She carries a bunch of keys at her side, and is always dressed in white.
  • The footman who gathers two or three forks in a bunch will never do it a second time, and keep his place.
  • There are a bunch of ways to do this, and you'll get different answers, depending on whom you ask.
  • Your friends, advisers, and a bunch of strangers on search committees are aware of the positions for which you have applied.
  • It would also be helpful to take a look at rubrics done a bunch of different ways.
  • They cannot simply spit back a bunch of facts at me and try to dazzle me with how many things they do know.
British Dictionary definitions for bunch

bunch

/bʌntʃ/
noun
1.
a number of things growing, fastened, or grouped together: a bunch of grapes, a bunch of keys
2.
a collection; group: a bunch of queries
3.
(informal) a group or company: a bunch of boys
4.
(archaic) a protuberance
verb
5.
(sometimes foll by up) to group or be grouped into a bunch
See also bunches
Word Origin
C14: of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for bunch
n.

early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (cf., possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).

The sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.

v.

"to bulge out," late 14c., from bunch (n.). Meaning "to gather up in a bunch" (transitive) is from 1828; sense of "to crowd together" (intransitive) is from 1873. Related: Bunched; bunching.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for bunch

bunch

noun
  1. A group of people (1600s+)
  2. A particular group or set, family, etc: I like my bunch, but yours is elitist (1902+)
  3. mob (1950s+)
  4. Money, esp a large sum; bundle: He must have paid a bunch for that mink

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
bunch in the Bible

(1.) A bundle of twigs (Ex. 12:22). (2.) Bunch or cake of raisins (2 Sam. 16:1). (3.) The "bunch of a camel" (Isa. 30:6).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Slide the arrow to see easier and harder words for bunch
Easy Moderate Difficult

Word Value for bunch

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with bunch

Nearby words for bunch