Crossword clues for bunch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.
They will carry . . . their treasures upon the bunches of camels.
--Isa. xxx. 6.
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.
(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
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 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?