bunch


bunch
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 collocates with (The police were behaving like a bunch of thugs).

Modern English usage. 2014.

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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 — [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