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BUNCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bunch mean? 

BUNCH (noun)
  The noun BUNCH has 3 senses:

1. a grouping of a number of similar things
2. an informal body of friends
3. any collection in its entirety

  Familiarity information: BUNCH used as a noun is uncommon.


BUNCH (verb)
  The verb BUNCH has 2 senses:

1. form into a bunch
2. gather or cause to gather into a cluster

  Familiarity information: BUNCH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BUNCH (noun)


Sense 1bunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A grouping of a number of similar things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

bunch; clump; cluster; clustering

Context examples:

a bunch of trees / a cluster of admirers

Hypernyms ("bunch" is a kind of...):

agglomeration (a jumbled collection or mass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bunch"):

knot (a tight cluster of people or things)

swad (a bunch)

tuft; tussock (a bunch of hair or feathers or growing grass)

Instance hyponyms:

Northern Cross (a cluster of 5 bright stars forming a cross in the constellation Cygnus)

Omega Centauri (a global cluster in the constellation Centaurus)

Pleiades (a star cluster in the constellation Taurus)


Sense 2bunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal body of friends

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

gang; crowd; bunch; crew

Context example:

he still hangs out with the same crowd

Hypernyms ("bunch" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)


Sense 3bunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any collection in its entirety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

caboodle; bunch; lot

Context example:

she bought the whole caboodle

Hypernyms ("bunch" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


BUNCH (verb)


Sense 1bunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form into a bunch

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bunch; bunch together; bunch up

Context example:

The frightened children bunched together in the corner of the classroom

Hypernyms (to "bunch" is one way to...):

clump; cluster; constellate; flock (come together as in a cluster or flock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2bunch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gather or cause to gather into a cluster

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

bunch; bunch up; bundle; cluster; clump

Context example:

She bunched her fingers into a fist

Hypernyms (to "bunch" is one way to...):

form (assume a form or shape)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bunch"):

agglomerate (form into one cluster)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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