Bunches



a connected group; cluster:
a bunch of grapes.
a group of things:
a bunch of papers.
Informal. a group of people:
They’re a fine bunch of students.
a knob; lump; protuberance.
to group together; make a bunch of.
to gather into a cluster; gather together.
(of fabric or clothing) to gather into folds (often followed by up).
Contemporary Examples

Bad News for the Bubbly: Champagne Suffers Worst Season in Decades The Telegraph August 16, 2012
Obama’s Televised Turn-Off Tunku Varadarajan July 28, 2010
One Year to Live Olivia Gentile April 11, 2009
Egypt’s Million Man March Protesters to Mubarak: Resign Now Babak Dehghanpisheh January 31, 2011

Historical Examples

Miscellanea Juliana Horatia Ewing
The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
L’Assommoir Emile Zola
Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870 Various
Manual of American Grape-Growing U. P. Hedrick

plural noun
(Brit) a hairstyle in which hair is tied into two sections on either side of the head at the back
noun
a number of things growing, fastened, or grouped together: a bunch of grapes, a bunch of keys
a collection; group: a bunch of queries
(informal) a group or company: a bunch of boys
(archaic) a protuberance
verb
(sometimes foll by up) to group or be grouped into a bunch
n.
v.

A group of people (1600s+)
A particular group or set, family, etc: I like my bunch, but yours is elitist (1902+)
mob (1950s+)
Money, esp a large sum; bundle: He must have paid a bunch for that mink

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