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BUNCH, n.

1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; as the bunch on a camel's back.

2. A cluster; a number of the same kind growing together; as a bunch of grapes.

3. A number of things tied together; as a bunch of keys; a bunch or rods.

4. A collection of things; a knot; as a bunch of hair; a bunch of trees.

BUNCH, v.i. To swell out in a protuberance; to be protuberant or round.

BUNCH, v.t. To form or tie in a bunch or bunches.




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BUNCH, n.

1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; as the bunch on a camel's back.

2. A cluster; a number of the same kind growing together; as a bunch of grapes.

3. A number of things tied together; as a bunch of keys; a bunch or rods.

4. A collection of things; a knot; as a bunch of hair; a bunch of trees.

BUNCH, v.i. To swell out in a protuberance; to be protuberant or round.

BUNCH, v.t. To form or tie in a bunch or bunches.


BUNCH, n. [W. pwng; Dan. bunke, bynke, a heap or heaped measure.]

  1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; as, the bunch on a camel's back. – Isaiah.
  2. A cluster; a number of the same kind growing together; as, a bunch of grapes. – Dryden.
  3. A number of things tied together; as, a bunch of keys; a bunch of rods. – Locke.
  4. A collection of things; a knot; as, a bunch of hair; a bunch of trees. – Spenser.

BUNCH, v.i.

To swell out in a protuberance; to be protuberant or round. – Woodward.


BUNCH, v.t.

To form or tie in a bunch or bunches.


Bunch
  1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.

    They will carry . . . their treasures upon the bunches of camels.
    Isa. xxx. 6.

  2. To swell out into a bunch or protuberance] to be protuberant or round.

    Bunching out into a large round knob at one end.
    Woodward.

  3. To form into a bunch or bunches.
  4. 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.
  5. A small isolated mass of ore, as distinguished from a continuous vein.

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Bunch

BUNCH, noun

1. A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; as the bunch on a camel's back.

2. A cluster; a number of the same kind growing together; as a bunch of grapes.

3. A number of things tied together; as a bunch of keys; a bunch or rods.

4. A collection of things; a knot; as a bunch of hair; a bunch of trees.

BUNCH, verb intransitive To swell out in a protuberance; to be protuberant or round.

BUNCH, verb transitive To form or tie in a bunch or bunches.

BUNCH'-BACKED, adjective [bunch and back.] Having a bunch on the back; crooked.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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