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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
bun
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a cream cake/bunBritish English (= a cake with cream inside)
Chelsea bun
hot-cross bun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
hot
▪ Sue Cale demonstrated the art of making hot cross buns using fast action dried yeast.
▪ In Britain, we have egg rolling competitions and Hot cross bun ceremonies.
▪ Mr Perkins wanted us to divide it into four quarters, so the final appearance would resemble a hot cross bun.
▪ There are also recipes for Simnel cake, Hot cross buns and spicy biscuits from our very own shores.
▪ Spice and fruit breads, similar to hot cross buns, were typical Elizabethan Lenten fare.
▪ It was not until the Reformation in 1660 that the spiced loaves were replaced by hot cross buns.
sticky
▪ The police considered this and took him down to the station - for tea and sticky buns.
▪ Virtually every-one has childhood recollections of the best sticky or cinnamon bun in the world.
▪ Unessential is actually an unfair epithet when applied to sticky buns.
▪ What it is, though, is the original Philadelphia sticky bun encounter.
▪ The sticky buns, wrapped in two wax papers, went into his coat pocket.
▪ The glazed side will now be up and the glaze will run all over the sticky buns and off.
■ NOUN
cross
▪ Sue Cale demonstrated the art of making hot cross buns using fast action dried yeast.
▪ In Britain, we have egg rolling competitions and Hot cross bun ceremonies.
▪ Mr Perkins wanted us to divide it into four quarters, so the final appearance would resemble a hot cross bun.
▪ There are also recipes for Simnel cake, Hot cross buns and spicy biscuits from our very own shores.
▪ Spice and fruit breads, similar to hot cross buns, were typical Elizabethan Lenten fare.
▪ It was not until the Reformation in 1660 that the spiced loaves were replaced by hot cross buns.
currant
▪ They were buying Eccles cakes and treacle tart and currant buns and iced tarts with bright-red cherries on top.
▪ She reminded him of a currant bun.
▪ You're a marvellous worker; and what's more, you make the best currant buns I've ever tasted.
▪ Cockney mums were making tart comments to waitresses about the shocking price of currant buns.
▪ Mama, Millie has brought you a present; they're currant buns.
■ VERB
steam
▪ Gao Yang counted seven old fingers buried in the steamed bun, which had long since given up its original shape.
▪ Each cellmate grabbed a steamed bun, leaving one, fist-sized and gray in color with a shiny skin.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Gao Yang counted seven old fingers buried in the steamed bun, which had long since given up its original shape.
▪ She so obviously hadn't given up stuffing herself with Salmon's cream buns.
▪ Spoon into the choux buns and sprinkle with paprika.
▪ The blanched nape of a neck, spiders of hair breaking free of the bun, twirling on the surface.
▪ This species looks rather like a bun, but not highly convex, and with a five-sided outline.
▪ While the buns were cooking members were divided into teams.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
BUN

BUN \BUN\ n. [acronym] (Med.) same as

blood urea nitrogen; the concentration of nitrogen in blood present in the form of urea; -- used as a measure of kidney function.

Note: Blood usually contains 10 to 15 mg of nitrogen per 100 ml in the form of urea.
--Stedman.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
bun

late 14c., origin obscure, perhaps from Old French buignete "a fritter," originally "boil, swelling," diminutive of buigne "swelling from a blow, bump on the head," from a Germanic source (compare Middle High German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (compare Gaelic bonnach). Spanish buñelo "a fritter" apparently is from the same source. Of hair coiled at the back of the head, first attested 1894. To have a bun in the oven "be pregnant" is from 1951.\n

\nThe first record of buns in the sense of "male buttocks" is from 1960s, perhaps from a perceived similarity; but bun also meant "tail of a hare" (1530s) in Scottish and northern England dialect and was transferred to human beings (and conveniently rhymed with nun in ribald ballads). This may be an entirely different word; OED points to Gaelic bun "stump, root."

Wiktionary
bun

init. blood, urea, nitrogen.

WordNet
bun

n. small rounded bread either plain or sweet [syn: roll]

Wikipedia
Bun (hairstyle)

A bun is a type of hairstyle wherein the hair is pulled back from the face, twisted or plaited, and wrapped in a circular coil around itself, typically on the back of the head or neck. A bun can be secured with a barrette, bobby pins, a hair stick, a hairnet, and/or a pencil, and hair may be wrapped around a piece called a "rat". Buns may be tightly gathered, or loose and more informal.

Bun

A bun is a (bun) small, sometimes sweet, bread, or bread roll. Though they come in many shapes and sizes, they are most commonly hand-sized or smaller, with a round top and flat bottom.

Buns are usually made from flour, sugar, milk, yeast and butter. Common varieties contain small fruit or nuts, are topped with icing or caramel, or filled with jam or cream. Some types of buns are filled with various meats.

"Bun" may also refer to particular types of filled dumplings, such as Chinese baozi. Some of these types of dumplings may be bread-like in texture.

A bun is normally made from dough that has been enriched with sugar and butter and sometimes egg. Without any of these the dough remains to be 'bread dough' rather than 'bun dough' and the resultant product will be called a roll, rather than a bun.

Bun (disambiguation)

A bun is a type of bread roll.

BUN or Bun may also refer to:

  • Balkan Universities Network, Association of Universities
  • Bun (hairstyle), a hairstyle typically worn by women
  • Occipital bun, a prominent bulge of the occipital bone at the back of the skull
  • Bún, the Vietnamese name for rice vermicelli
  • Bún, the Hungarian name for Boiu village, Albeşti Commune, Mureş County, Romania
  • Buns, a slang term for the buttocks
  • Blood urea nitrogen (abbreviation)
  • Bun, Hautes-Pyrénées, a commune of southwestern France
  • Bun, a contraction of Bunny
  • Bun Bars, a chocolate candy bar
  • Cheung Chau Bun Festival, traditional Chinese festival
  • Tuff, known as Bun in the Japanese dub, a fictional character from the anime Kirby: Right Back At Ya!

Usage examples of "bun".

At the last one, the hearth of the Aurochs, she saw Deegie standing near the fireplace brushing her rich chestnut hair back and wrapping it into a bun while she talked to someone on a bed platform.

He had never spoken to Bunning, although he had once received a note from him asking him to coffee--a piece of very considerable impertinence.

Might not this idiot of a Bunning have been shown the way to the mystery?

Never, in anything that had happened to him, had Bunning been so terrified as he had been by this visit to Dune.

That trembling ass, Bunning, singing now at the top of his voice, shaking with the fervour of it, let him know that he had brought a murderer to the sacred gathering--again Olva had to concentrate all his mind, his force, his power upon the conquest of his nerves.

He found that most of the men were freshmen whose faces he did not know, but there, moving his fat body uneasily on a chair, was Bunning, and there, to his intense surprise, was Lawrence.

A fortnight ago he would have hated the scene, have sent Bunning, with a cutting word, flying from the room, never to return.

He seized then eagerly on the things that he could conquer--the suspicions of Rupert Craven, the rivalry of Cardillac, the confidences of Bunning, .

As he glanced round at them--at Lawrence, Bunning, Galleon Cardillac--they seemed to have far less existence than the grey shadow in the outer Court.

It was still there, its arm outstretched above the snowy court, but Bunning seemed, in some odd way, to intervene.

In Outer Court, looking now so vast and solemn in the silence of its snow, Bunning, stopping, pointed to the grey buildings that towered over them.

He stopped, wheeled round, caught the table with both hands, and leaned over to Bunning, who stood, his mouth open, his cap and gown still on.

He was not now altogether sure whether Bunning were really there or no.

His spectacles were there, his boots were there, but was Bunning there?

The last words brought him back to Bunning, a person whom he had almost forgotten.