• IPA: /ˈbʌntʃ/

bunch (plural bunches)

  1. A group of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump, usually fastened together.
    a bunch of grapes;  a bunch of bananas;  a bunch of keys;  a bunch of yobs on a street corner
  2. (cycling) The peloton; the main group of riders formed during a race.
  3. An informal body of friends.
    He still hangs out with the same bunch.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, […], the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
  4. (US, informal) A considerable amount.
    a bunch of trouble
  5. (informal) An unmentioned amount; a number.
    A bunch of them went down to the field.
  6. (forestry) A group of logs tied together for skidding.
  7. (geology, mining) An unusual concentration of ore in a lode or a small, discontinuous occurrence or patch of ore in the wallrock.
  8. (textiles) The reserve yarn on the filling bobbin to allow continuous weaving between the time of indication from the midget feeler until a new bobbin is put in the shuttle.
  9. An unfinished cigar, before the wrapper leaf is added.
    Two to four filler leaves are laid end to end and rolled into the two halves of the binder leaves, making up what is called the bunch.
  10. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Isaiah 30:6 ↗:
      They will carry […] their treasures upon the bunches of camels.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: poche, poche minéralisée, poche de minerai, mouche, nid
  • Spanish: bolsada
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bunch (bunches, present participle bunching; past and past participle bunched)

  1. (transitive) To gather into a bunch.
  2. (transitive) To gather fabric into folds.
  3. (intransitive) To form a bunch.
  4. (intransitive) To be gathered together in folds
  5. (intransitive) To protrude or swell
    • Bunching out into a large round knob at one end.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Spanish: arracimarse (pronominal), enracimarse (pronominal)

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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