bunch

bunch
1. noun
1)

a bunch of flowers

Syn:
bouquet, posy, nosegay, spray, corsage; wreath, garland
2)

a bunch of grapes

a bunch of keys

Syn:
cluster, clump; knot; group, assemblage
3) informal

we invited the whole bunch

Syn:
group, set, circle, company, collection, bevy, band, party; gang, crew, pack; crowd, throng, multitude
4) informal

I bought a bunch of used books

Syn:
an assortment of, a bundle of, a collection of; many, lots of, a lot of, loads of, a load of, tons of, a ton of, an abundance of
2. verb
1)

he bunched the reins in his hand

Syn:
bundle, clump, cluster, group, gather; pack
2)

her skirt bunched at the waist

Syn:
gather, ruffle, pucker, fold, pleat
3)

the runners bunched up behind him

Syn:
cluster, huddle, gather, congregate, collect, amass, group, crowd

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  • bunch´er — bunch «buhnch», noun, verb. –n. 1. a group of things of the same kind growing fastened, placed, or thought of together: »a bunch of grapes, a bunch of flowers, a bunch of sheep. SYNONYM(S): batch, cluster. See syn. under bundle. (Cf. ↑bundle) 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bunch — may refer to: * BUNCH, competitors in computer manufacturing * The Bunch, a 1972 folk rock group * Bunch grass, any grass of the Poaceae family * Bunch, Oklahoma, a village in the state of Oklahoma in the United States of America * Chris Bunch,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunch — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Chris Bunch (1943–2005), US amerikanischer Autor David R. Bunch (1925–2000), US amerikanischer Science Fiction Autor John Bunch (1921–2010), US amerikanischer Jazz Pianist Robert Bunch (1820–1881),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BUNCH — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda BUNCH, acrónimo de Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data y Honeywell, era el término con el que se conocía en los años 1960 al grupo de empresas capaces de competir con el claro e indiscutible monopolio de IBM en el… …   Wikipedia Español

  • bunch — /bunch/, n. 1. a connected group; cluster: a bunch of grapes. 2. a group of things: a bunch of papers. 3. Informal. a group of people: They re a fine bunch of students. 4. a knob; lump; protuberance. v.t. 5. to group together; make a bunch of.… …   Universalium

  • bunch — as a collective noun in abstract senses (a bunch of people / a bunch of questions) varies widely in its degree of informality from simple metaphor (A bunch of weary runners crossed the line at last) to near slang, often affected by the word it… …   Modern English usage

  • bunch — [bunch] n. [ME bonche, bundle, hump < OFr (Walloon) bouge < Fl boudje, dim. of boud, bundle] 1. a cluster or tuft of things growing together [a bunch of grapes] 2. a collection of things of the same kind fastened or grouped together, or… …   English World dictionary

  • bunch´i|ly — bunch|y «BUHN chee», adjective, bunch|i|er, bunch|i|est. 1. having bunches or clusters. 2. growing in bunches. 3. bulging or protuberant. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • bunch|y — «BUHN chee», adjective, bunch|i|er, bunch|i|est. 1. having bunches or clusters. 2. growing in bunches. 3. bulging or protuberant. – …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] They will carry . . . their treasures… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunch — bunch; bunch·ber·ry; bunch·er; bunch·i·ly; …   English syllables

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