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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  for  handling  or  conveyance; 
  a  loose  package;  a  roll;  as  a  bundle  of  straw  or  of  paper;  a 
  bundle  of  old  clothes. 
 
  The  fable  of  the  rods,  which  when  united  in  a  bundle, 
  no  strength  could  bend.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  {Bundle  pillar}  (Arch.),  a  column  or  pier,  with  others  of 
  small  dimensions  attached  to  it  --Weale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bundle  \Bun"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bundled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bundling}.] 
  1.  To  tie  or  bind  in  a  bundle  or  roll. 
 
  2.  To  send  off  abruptly  or  without  ceremony. 
 
  They  unmercifully  bundled  me  and  my  gallant  second 
  into  our  own  hackney  coach.  --T.  Hook. 
 
  {To  bundle  off},  to  send  off  in  a  hurry,  or  without  ceremony. 
 
 
  {To  bundle  one's  self  up},  to  wrap  one's  self  up  warmly  or 
  cumbrously. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bundle  \Bun"dle\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  prepare  for  departure;  to  set  off  in  a  hurry  or  without 
  ceremony. 
 
  2.  To  sleep  on  the  same  bed  without  undressing;  --  applied  to 
  the  custom  of  a  man  and  woman,  especially  lovers,  thus 
  sleeping.  --Bartlett. 
 
  Van  Corlear  stopped  occasionally  in  the  villages  to 
  eat  pumpkin  pies,  dance  at  country  frolics,  and 
  bundle  with  the  Yankee  lasses.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bundle 
  n  1:  a  collection  of  things  wrapped  or  boxed  together  [syn:  {package}, 
  {packet},  {parcel}] 
  2:  several  things  tied  together  for  carrying  or  storing  [syn:  {sheaf}] 
  v  1:  make  into  a  bundle;  "he  bundled  up  his  few  possessions" 
  [syn:  {bundle  up},  {roll  up}] 
  2:  gather  or  cause  to  gather  into  a  cluster;  "She  bunched  her 
  fingers  into  a  fist";  "The  students  bunched  up  at  the 
  registration  desk"  [syn:  {bunch},  {bunch  up},  {cluster},  {clump}] 
  3:  compress  into  a  wad;  "wad  paper  into  the  box"  [syn:  {pack}, 
  {wad},  {compact}] 
  4:  sleep  fully  clothed  in  the  same  bed  with  one's  betrothed 
  [syn:  {practice  bundling}] 




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