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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bunch of flowers
▪ He gave me a lovely bunch of flowers.
a bunch/set of keys (=a group of keys kept together)
▪ He took out a huge bunch of keys and unlocked the door.
bunch of grapes
▪ a bunch of grapes
the pick of the bunch (=the best one)
▪ There were fifteen candidates for the job, and he was the pick of the bunch.
▪ This means that a few get top marks, a big bunch get middling marks, and a few come near the bottom.
▪ She smiled radiantly, and placed a big bunch of flowers next to him.
▪ On a fruit stall she spied some big bunches of asparagus.
▪ But me third was the best of the bunch.
▪ Woolwich is the best of the bunch, trading at a multiple to future earnings of 10.3.
▪ He may be the best of the bunch.
▪ It's also the best of the bunch for multi-processing, he says.
▪ Nevertheless as an introduction it is the best of the bunch.
▪ Either they are one of the best of the bunch at home, or they make their name abroad.
▪ Even these modest broadcasts show only the best of the bunch.
▪ He ran, and I was left there on the step with this huge bunch of flowers.
▪ Then a young man in a blue shirt rushed up to his arriving girlfriend with a huge bunch of hyacinths and daffodils.
▪ Her hand came down on top of a large bunch of them and she felt a sudden stinging pain.
▪ We also like to use large bunches of basil and other fresh herbs, which impart a unique flavor of their own.
▪ The specials look like prisons - high walls, barbed wire, electronic doors and large bunches of keys.
▪ His final purchase was a large bunch of flowers.
▪ Shopping around Hang stems in small bunches in dark airy dry conditions.
▪ The only embellishment was a small bunch of fresh flowers placed in a vase at her feet.
▪ She carried a small bunch of flowers.
▪ A small bunch of fruit falls towards the cloth.
▪ Behind him on the wall there's this whole bunch of oils.
▪ There was a whole bunch of yelling on the radios.
▪ He gave me a whole bunch of flowers for nothing.
▪ Hank Greenwald said farewell to the Giants Sunday, and a whole bunch of people had that look.
▪ Since the word got out on Prehistoric I've seen a whole bunch of scripts.
▪ But he was so strong he might have taken the whole bunch of us.
▪ The whole bunch were looking more and more like liabilities.
▪ They know that a whole bunch of famous models would rather go naked than wear fur.
▪ Never mind, he'd buy her a nice bunch of flowers from that stall outside the infirmary on his way home.
▪ Coriander looks like flat leaf parsley, but when bought in bunches usually has some of the root attached.
▪ I sold shares and got a bunch of different people to invest in it.
▪ Apart from fastening the cuttings together, the lead strip acts as a weight to hold the bunch down.
▪ And skinny. just a bunch of bones.
▪ How can you look at a bunch of stars, so far away, and so incomprehensible, without using your imagination?
▪ I pick flowers so that they look pretty in a bunch and just jam them into a vase.
▪ They know it makes the state look like a bunch of Neanderthals, with such a barbaric method.
▪ She picked a bunch of flowers for Alan once.
the best of a bad lot/bunch
bunches of fresh grapes
▪ Has anyone seen a bunch of keys?
▪ He handed her a huge bunch of roses.
▪ I bought a kilo of apples and a bunch of grapes.
▪ Reporters are generally a cynical bunch.
▪ This wine is the best of the bunch.
▪ Another change for the better is that the secretary-general is now equipped with a bunch of good military advisers.
▪ I need to apply for a bunch of these jobs.
▪ Joe worshipped her and piled bunches of flowers on her lap.
▪ Our image as a bunch of bumpkins who roll over for anything that comes down the pike?
▪ Tammy Bruce was censured by the feminist elite for saying she did not want to deal with a bunch of black women.
▪ The parents who brought their girls to the Taliaferro bus stop in the morning were a cheery bunch.
▪ We have a bunch of cheese.
▪ Years ago, I roasted eight chickens and invited a bunch of people, including Julia Child, to taste them.
▪ The nuclear membrane has broken down and the condensed chromosomes lie bunched together in the cytoplasm.
▪ Men, women and babies are detached in small groups or bunched together in fantastic clusters, gesticulating madly.
▪ Several stems should be bunched together and planted for effect.
▪ The extra place at the table caused the women to bunch together, bumping elbows.
▪ The lenses pulled the streets across the river toward him, cut-out terraces bunched together closely as layers of wallpaper.
▪ Frequently, however, these battles came bunched together.
▪ The isolation or bunching together of such pupils only provides them with poor role models and intensive interaction with other disturbed children.
▪ While lower on the slope a group of sheep, seeming to sense his presence, bunched together and moved off.
▪ She bunched up the guilty hand that had slapped Becky and put it under her pillow.
▪ Her support stockings bunched up around her knees.
▪ Her white sweatshirt is bunched up and tucked in at the small of her back, so her rear is exposed.
▪ It bunched up, then slid underwater in the opposite direction.
▪ The sheep were tearing across the field all bunched up together.
▪ Forester was staring at the cottages and the cars, his fists bunched up hard, trembling with rage.
▪ I pushed the door to slowly, silently, crept back down the steps, into the corner and bunched up small.
▪ Bears, we joke, will get any stragglers, so we bunch up more tightly into swaying, giggling file.
▪ The animals were bunched up along the river.
▪ The shorts were bunched at the waist.
▪ The soldiers bunched the prisoners together.
▪ But bunched and shared, they prove valuable to all.
▪ He bunched it and pulled at it, finally he pleated it between his knuckles, before letting it fall back.
▪ Her white sweatshirt is bunched up and tucked in at the small of her back, so her rear is exposed.
▪ She bunched up the guilty hand that had slapped Becky and put it under her pillow.
▪ Some rivers contained masses of broken bridges, black knots of steel bunched grotesquely at the level of the water.
▪ The nuclear membrane has broken down and the condensed chromosomes lie bunched together in the cytoplasm.
▪ You, with your midair dread, blindly bunched into that swinging house you call a home.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bunch \Bunch\ (b[u^]nch; 224), n. [Akin to OSw. & Dan. bunke heap, Icel. bunki heap, pile, bunga tumor, protuberance; cf. W. pwng cluster. Cf. Bunk.]

  1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.

    They will carry . . . their treasures upon the bunches of camels.
    --Isa. xxx. 6.

  2. 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. (Mining) A small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein.


Bunch \Bunch\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bunched; p. pr. & vb. n. Bunching.] To swell out into a bunch or protuberance; to be protuberant or round.

Bunching out into a large round knob at one end.


Bunch \Bunch\, v. t. To form into a bunch or bunches.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (compare, possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).\n

\nThe sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.


"to bulge out," late 14c., from bunch (n.). Meaning "to gather up in a bunch" (transitive) is from 1828; sense of "to crowd together" (intransitive) is from 1873. Related: Bunched; bunching.


n. A group of a number of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump, usually fastened together. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To gather into a bunch. 2 (context transitive English) To gather fabric into folds. 3 (context intransitive English) To form a bunch. 4 (context intransitive English) To be gathered together in folds 5 (context intransitive English) To protrude or swell

  1. n. a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers" [syn: clump, cluster, clustering]

  2. an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd" [syn: crowd, crew, gang]

  3. any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle" [syn: lot, caboodle]

  1. v. form into a bunch; "The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom" [syn: bunch together, bunch 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 up, bundle, cluster, clump]


Bunch may refer to:

  • Bunch (surname)
  • BUNCH, a group of computer manufacturing companies
  • Bunch (computer science), an abstract data type that can be understood as a set without the "packaging"
  • Tussock (grass) or bunch grass, members of the Poaceae family
  • Bunch, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • The Bunch, a 1972 folk rock group
  • The Brady Bunch, a TV show
  • Humpback whale, sometimes called a bunch
Bunch (surname)

Bunch is a surname. According to George Fraser Black (The Surnames of Scotland, 1946), it is "a surname peculiar to Perth and neighbourhood, and found in Perth so early as first half of the fifteenth century".

Usage examples of "bunch".

Cover with salted and acidulated water, add a bunch of parsley, a sliced onion, and a pinch of powdered sweet herbs.

Boil the fish in salted and acidulated water, with a bunch of parsley to season.

Scale and clean two large kingfish, and boil in salted and acidulated water, with a bunch of parsley, a slice each of carrot and onion, and a pinch of powdered sweet herbs.

Cook three or four large perch for twenty minutes with a bunch of parsley in salted and acidulated water.

Boil the fish with a bunch of parsley in salted and acidulated water to cover.

Boil a large fish in salted and acidulated water with a bunch of parsley.

Lizzie who sat patiently on a stile, holding the bunch of green-veined snow-drops and yellow aconites she had gathered as they wandered.

King spat into a bunch of ageratum, just budding into a fuzzy blue blossom.

They were the hard-eyed group, the appraisers, the potential aggressors, the bunch of guys making the half-obvious pitch at the interesting stranger.

Some bunch of ravaging Visigoths invaded Agora and took over when Dorraine was still a child.

The bunches of agrimony hanging head downward inside the warm dark cave were an infusion of the dried flowers and leaves useful for bruises and injuries to internal organs, as much as they were tall slender perennials with toothed leaves and tiny yellow flowers growing on tapering spikes.

And before she had any time to prepare herself for it, there they stood on the embankment, with the Grand Canal opening resplendently before them in gleaming amorphous blues and greens and olives and silvers, and the tottering palace fronts of marble and inlay leaning over to look at their faces in it, and the mooring poles, top-heavy, striped, lantern-headed, bristling outside the doorways in the cobalt-shadowed water, and the sudden bunches of piles propped together like drunks holding one another up outside an English pub after closing time.

But when a bunch of men take an' lock you up four years, it ought to have some meaning.

He and Marsh Folsom had discovered it while escaping from a bunch of cannies in the Apps, or the Applayshuns as some old folks insisted on calling them.

And beside this can Jean would find, every day, something particular,--a blossom of the red geranium that bloomed in the farmhouse window, a piece of cake with plums in it, a bunch of trailing arbutus,--once it was a little bit of blue ribbon, tied in a certain square knot--so--perhaps you know that sign too?