What does Bunch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunch, clump, cluster, clusteringnoun

    a grouping of a number of similar things

    "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"

  2. crowd, crew, gang, bunchnoun

    an informal body of friends

    "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

  3. bunch, lot, caboodleverb

    any collection in its entirety

    "she bought the whole caboodle"

  4. bunch together, bunch, bunch upverb

    form into a bunch

    "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom"

  5. bunch, bunch up, bundle, cluster, clumpverb

    gather or cause to gather into a cluster

    "She bunched her fingers into a fist"


  1. bunchnoun

    A group of a number of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump. Usually fastened together.

  2. bunchnoun

    An informal body of friends.

    He still hangs out with the same bunch.

  3. bunchnoun

    A considerable amount.

    a bunch of trouble

  4. bunchnoun

    An unmentioned amount; a number.

    A bunch of them went down to the field.

  5. bunchnoun

    A group of logs tied together for skidding.

  6. bunchnoun

    An unusual concentration of ore in a lode or a small, discontinuous occurrence or patch of ore in the wallrock.

  7. bunchnoun

    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.

  8. bunchnoun

    (tobacco) 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.

  9. bunchverb

    To gather into a bunch.

  10. bunchverb

    To gather fabric into folds.

  11. bunchverb

    To form a bunch.

  12. bunchverb

    To be gathered together in folds

  13. bunchverb

    To protrude or swell

  14. Etymology: From bunche 'hump, swelling', variant of *bunge (confer English dialect bung 'heap, grape bunch'), from bunkōn (confer West Frisian bonke 'bone, lump, bump', German Bunge 'tuber', Danish bunke 'heap, pile'), from bʰenǵʰ- (confer Hittite panku 'total, entire', Tocharian B pkante 'volume, fatness', Lithuanian búožė 'knob', Ancient Greek παχύς 'thick', Sanskrit बहु 'thick; much').

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BUNCHnoun

    Etymology: buncker, Danish, the crags of the mountains.

    They will carry their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them. Josh. xxx. 6.

    He felt the ground, which he had wont to find even and soft, to be grown hard with little round balls or bunches, like hard boiled eggs. Boyle.

    Vines, with clust’ring bunches growing. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    Titian said, that he knew no better rule for the distribution of the lights and shadows, than his observations drawn from a bunch of grapes. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    For thee, large bunches load the bending vine,
    And the last blessings of the year are thine. Dryden.

    And on his arms a bunch of keys he bore. Fairy Q. b. i.

    All? I know not what ye call all; but if I fought not with fifty of them, I am a bunch of radish. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.

    Ancient Janus, with his double face,
    And bunch of keys, the porter of the place. Dryden.

    The mother’s bunch of keys, or any thing they cannot hurt themselves with, serves to divert little children. John Locke.

    Upon the top of all his lofty crest,
    A bunch of hairs discolour’d diversly,
    With sprinkled pearl and gold full richly drest. Fairy Q. b. i.

  2. To Bunchverb

    To swell out in a bunch; to grow out in protuberances.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    It has the resemblance of a large champignon before it is opened, bunching out into a large round knob at one end. John Woodward, on Fossils.


  1. BUNCH

    The BUNCH was the nickname for the group of mainframe computer competitors of IBM in the 1970s. The name is derived from the names of the five companies: Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation (CDC), and Honeywell. These companies were grouped together because the market share of IBM was much higher than all of its competitors put together.During the 1960s, IBM and these five computer manufacturers, along with RCA and General Electric, had been known as "IBM and the Seven Dwarfs". The description of IBM's competitors changed after GE's 1970 sale of its computer business to Honeywell and RCA's 1971 sale of its computer business to Sperry (who owned UNIVAC), leaving only five "dwarves". The companies' initials thus lent themselves to a new acronym, BUNCH. International Data Corporation estimated in 1984 that BUNCH would receive less than $2 billion of an estimated $11.4 billion in mainframe computer sales that year, with IBM receiving most of the remainder. IBM so dominated the mainframe market that observers expected the BUNCH to merge or exit the industry. BUNCH followed IBM into the microcomputer market with their own PC compatibles. but unlike that company did not quickly adjust to retail sales of smaller computers.Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), at one point the second largest in the industry, was joined to BUNCH as DeBUNCH.


  1. bunch

    A bunch is a collection or grouping of items that are typically gathered or tied together. It is used to describe a cluster or a quantity of things that are closely packed or closely related.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bunchnoun

    a protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump

  2. Bunchnoun

    a collection, cluster, or tuft, properly of things of the same kind, growing or fastened together; as, a bunch of grapes; a bunch of keys

  3. Bunchnoun

    a small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein

  4. Bunchverb

    to swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round

  5. Bunchverb

    to form into a bunch or bunches


  1. BUNCH

    The group of mainframe computer competitors to IBM in the 1970s became known as the BUNCH: Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation, and Honeywell. These companies were grouped together because the market share of IBM was much higher than all of its competitors put together. During the 1960s, IBM and these five computer manufacturers, along with RCA and General Electric, had been known as "IBM and the Seven Dwarfs." The description of IBM's competitors changed after GE's 1970 sale of its computer business to Honeywell and RCA's 1971 sale of its computer business to Sperry, leaving only five "dwarfs". Fortunately, their initials lent themselves to a new acronym, BUNCH.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bunch

    bunsh, n. a number of things tied together or growing together: a definite quantity fastened together, as of linen yarn (180,000 yards), &c.: a cluster: something in the form of a tuft or knot.—v.i. to swell out in a bunch.—v.t. to make a bunch of, to concentrate.—adjs. Bunch′-backed (Shak.), having a bunch on the back, crook-backed; Bunched, humped, protuberant.—ns. Bunch′-grass, a name applied to several West American grasses, growing in clumps; Bunch′iness, the quality of being bunchy: state of growing in bunches.—adj. Bunch′y, growing in bunches or like a bunch, bulging.—Bunch of fives, the fist with the five fingers clenched. [Ety. obscure.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BUNCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bunch is ranked #1629 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bunch surname appeared 22,117 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Bunch.

    78.7% or 17,411 total occurrences were White.
    15.4% or 3,424 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 460 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 433 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 279 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 111 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Bunch' in Nouns Frequency: #2439

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bunch in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bunch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bunch in a Sentence

  1. Ashley Cuffia:

    It all depends on how much digging they did and if they cut down a whole bunch of trees since they do depend on tree sap to survive.

  2. Bob Seger:

    My father left us when I was 10, so I had to make enough money for us to be able to live in a house because my brother went in the service during Vietnam and I was sole support of my mother. And she had no skills, really, except to clean other people's houses. So I had to have a bunch of jobs, you know, as well as music.

  3. Kathy Kennedy:

    They can only win by cheating. That's what they're doing in there right now, they're a bunch of cowards.

  4. Jared Spataro:

    We will see spurts in a team of videoconferencing, but then we see people go offline and do a bunch of work in chat and documents, and then they're back again.

  5. Tiffany Montelongo:

    I started screaming, a bunch of other people started screaming and some guy came from the side and jumped over the gate and grabbed her.

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Translations for Bunch

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  • مجموعة, حَزَمَ, حُزمَةArabic
  • връзка, компания, китка, гроздBulgarian
  • raïmCatalan, Valencian
  • Strauß, Bund, bündeln, anordnenGerman
  • αρμαθιά, μπουκέτο, ομάδα, τσαμπίGreek
  • puñado, arracimarse, manojo, racimo, grupo, enracimarse, bolsada, ramo, pandilla, montónSpanish
  • niputtaa, kimppu, nippu, koko joukkoFinnish
  • tyssa, tyssiFaroese
  • poche, poche minéralisée, grouper, mettre en masse, mouche, poupée, javelle, mettre en banc, empiler, poche de minerai, bouquet, bande, nid, réserve, groupe, poupe, botte, pelotonFrench
  • խումբ, խուրձ, փունջ, ողկույզArmenian
  • graspo, mucchio, ciuffo, ammucchiare, comitivaItalian
  • Japanese
  • 다발Korean
  • tros, bos, bundelenDutch
  • gjeng, klase, bunkeNorwegian
  • paczka, bukiet, kiść, pękPolish
  • pencaPortuguese
  • mănunchiRomanian
  • букет, пучок, компания, гроздьRussian
  • funguSwahili

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