['bʌnd(ə)l] or ['bʌndl]
(noun.) a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing.
(verb.) sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed.
(verb.) make into a bundle; 'he bundled up his few possessions'.
Editor: Lyle--From WordNet
(n.) 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.
(v. t.) To tie or bind in a bundle or roll.
(v. t.) To send off abruptly or without ceremony.
(v. i.) To prepare for departure; to set off in a hurry or without ceremony.
(v. i.) To sleep on the same bed without undressing; -- applied to the custom of a man and woman, especially lovers, thus sleeping.
Inputed by Jon
Synonyms and Synonymous
n. Package, pack, packet, parcel, budget, roll.
v. a. Tie in a bundle, put into bundles, bundle up.
v. n. . Depart hurriedly, set off in a hurry.. Sleep together (without undressing).
Checked by Bryant
n. a number of things loosely bound together: an aggregation of one or more kinds of tissue traversing other tissues: a definite measure or quantity as two reams of paper twenty hanks of linen yarn &c.—v.t. to bind or tie into bundles.—v.i. to pack up one's things for a journey to go hurriedly or in confusion (with away off out).—n. Bun′dling an old custom in Wales New England and elsewhere for sweethearts to sleep on the same bed without undressing.—To bundle off bundle out to send away unceremoniously or summarily.
- Beth's bundle was such a funny one that everybody wanted to laugh, but nobody did, for it would have hurt her feelings very much. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- They saw her coming up the steps with a bundle of books under her arm. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- This accounts for the phenomenon of the weaker of the two usually having a bundle of firewood thrust between its jaws in hot weather. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- He shuffles slowly into Mr. George's gallery and stands huddled together in a bundle, looking all about the floor. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- With these musings in his mind, and his bundle under his arm, Stephen took his attentive face along the high road. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- But each evening, when the boy went home with a bundle of papers that had not been sold in the town, his father would sit up reading the returnables. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The cat leaped down and ripped at a bundle of rags with her tigerish claws, with a sound that it set my teeth on edge to hear. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Lord Ponsonby's well-known rap at the door occasioned Smith to be bundled into the street, bills and all, without the slightest ceremony. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- In a corner was a heap of coats and boat-cloaks, and a flag, all bundled up together. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Her long, thick hair was her one beauty, but it was usually bundled into a net, to be out of her way. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- It was evident to all that I was in for a long illness, so Joseph was bundled out of this cheery bedroom, and it was turned into a sick-room for me. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Laurie leisurely departed to recover the lost property, and Jo bundled up her braids, hoping no one would pass by till she was tidy again. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Rosine brought the shawl, and I was bundled into the carriage. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- You ought to be bundled out for not knowing how to behave yourself, and you would be by rights. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- With perfect coolness Holmes slipped across to the safe, filled his two arms with bundles of letters, and poured them all into the fire. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- I will ask you to carry in two bundles of it. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- He experimented with bundles of iron wires variously insulated, also with sheet-iron rolled cylindrically and covered with iron wire wound concentrically. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- The gentleman in the bag wig laid bundles of papers on his lordship's table, and his lordship silently selected one and turned over the leaves. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Switches were brought in bundles, from a beech wood near the school house, by the boys for whose benefit they were intended. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Other mechanisms cut and divided the block into strips, which were then dipped at one end, dried and tied in bundles. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Placing Helena, Zoe, and all their bundles in the best boat they could select in their hurry, Dick and Argyropoulos pushed it off into deep water. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
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