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bundle of isoglosses

noun
1.
bundle (def 6).

bundle

[buhn-dl] /ˈbʌn dl/
noun
1.
several objects or a quantity of material gathered or bound together:
a bundle of hay.
2.
an item, group, or quantity wrapped for carrying; package.
3.
a number of things considered together:
a bundle of ideas.
4.
Slang. a great deal of money:
He made a bundle in the market.
5.
Botany. an aggregation of strands of specialized conductive and mechanical tissues.
6.
Also called bundle of isoglosses. Dialect Geography. a group of close isoglosses running in approximately the same direction, especially when taken as evidence of an important dialect division.
7.
Anatomy, Zoology. an aggregation of fibers, as of nerves or muscles.
verb (used with object), bundled, bundling.
8.
to tie together or wrap in a bundle:
Bundle the newspapers for the trash man.
9.
to send away hurriedly or unceremoniously (usually followed by off, out, etc.):
They bundled her off to the country.
10.
to offer or supply (related products or services) in a single transaction at one all-inclusive price.
verb (used without object), bundled, bundling.
11.
to leave hurriedly or unceremoniously (usually followed by off, out, etc.):
They indignantly bundled out of the meeting.
12.
(especially of sweethearts during courtship in early New England) to lie in the same bed while fully clothed, as for privacy and warmth in a house where an entire family shared one room with a fireplace.
Verb phrases
13.
bundle up, to dress warmly or snugly:
A blizzard was raging but the children were all bundled up.
Idioms
14.
drop one's bundle, Australian and New Zealand Slang. to lose confidence or hope.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English bundel < Middle Dutch bundel, bondel; akin to bind
Related forms
bundler, noun
Synonyms
1. Bundle, bunch refer to a number of things or an amount of something fastened or bound together. Bundle implies a close binding or grouping together, and often refers to a wrapped package: a bundle of laundry, of dry goods. A bunch is a number of things, usually all of the same kind, fastened together: a bunch of roses, of keys. 2. parcel, pack, packet.
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British Dictionary definitions for bundle isoglosses

bundle

/ˈbʌndəl/
noun
1.
a number of things or a quantity of material gathered or loosely bound together: a bundle of sticks, related adjective fascicular
2.
something wrapped or tied for carrying; package
3.
(slang) a large sum of money
4.
(slang) go a bundle on, to be extremely fond of
5.
(biology) a collection of strands of specialized tissue such as nerve fibres
6.
(botany) short for vascular bundle
7.
(textiles) a measure of yarn or cloth; 60 000 yards of linen yarn; 5 or 10 pounds of cotton hanks
8.
drop one's bundle
  1. (Austral & NZ, slang) to panic or give up hope
  2. (NZ, slang) to give birth
verb
9.
(transitive) often foll by up. to make into a bundle
10.
foll by out, off, into etc. to go or cause to go, esp roughly or unceremoniously: we bundled him out of the house
11.
(transitive) usually foll by into. to push or throw, esp quickly and untidily: to bundle shirts into a drawer
12.
(transitive) to sell (computer hardware and software) as one indivisible package
13.
(transitive) to give away (a relatively cheap product) when selling an expensive one to attract business: several free CDs are often bundled with music centres
14.
(intransitive) to sleep or lie in one's clothes on the same bed as one's betrothed: formerly a custom in New England, Wales, and elsewhere
Derived Forms
bundler, noun
Word Origin
C14: probably from Middle Dutch bundel; related to Old English bindele bandage; see bind, bond
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Word Origin and History for bundle isoglosses

bundle

n.

early 14c., "bound collection of things," from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive of bond, from binden "to bind," or perhaps a merger of this word and Old English byndele "binding," from Proto-Germanic *bundilin (cf. German bündel "to bundle"), from PIE root *bhendh- "tie" (see bend (v.)). Meaning "a lot of money" is from 1899. To be a bundle of nerves "very anxious" is from 1938.

v.

1620s, "to make into a bundle," from bundle (n.); meaning "to wrap up in warm heavy clothes" is from 1893. Meaning "to sleep with another, clothed, in the same bed," a noted former custom in New England, is from 1781. Meaning "to send away hurriedly" is from 1823. Related: Bundled; bundling.

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bundle isoglosses in Medicine

bundle bun·dle (bŭn'dl)
n.
A structure composed of a group of fibers, such as a fasciculus.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bundle isoglosses

bundle

noun
  1. A large amount of money •Originally the loot from a robbery: Can the Pentagon Save a Bundle?/ He's dropped a bundle that way (1905+)
  2. An attractive woman •This term has improved: In the early 1800s it designated a camp follower, then a fat woman: I saw Charley yesterday with this cute bundle (1930+)
  3. Twenty-five $5 packets of a narcotic, esp marijuana or cocaine (1960s+ Narcotics)
verb

To gather up small political contributions into a large and influential amount: His preferred strategy is a controversial practice known as bundling, which means rounding up contributions from friends/ The PAC bundles all the checks for presentation to the individual campaigns (1980s+)

Related Terms

drop a bundle


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Idioms and Phrases with bundle isoglosses

bundle

In addition to the idiom beginning with bundle also see: make a bundle
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