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bunches

[ buhnch ]SEE DEFINITION OF bunches
  • nouncollection of something
  • verbgather in group

Synonyms for bunches

  • assemblage
  • assortment
  • band
  • batch
  • bevy
  • bundle
  • chunk
  • cluster
  • crew
  • crowd
  • flock
  • gang
  • group
  • lot
  • mess
  • mob
  • multitude
  • number
  • pack
  • pile
  • stack
  • agglomeration
  • blob
  • bouquet
  • caboodle
  • clump
  • covey
  • fascicle
  • galaxy
  • gathering
  • heap
  • host
  • hunk
  • knot
  • mass
  • oodles
  • parcel
  • party
  • passel
  • quantity
  • sheaf
  • shebang
  • shock
  • spray
  • swarm
  • team
  • thicket
  • troop
  • tuft
  • shooting match
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Antonyms for bunches

  • individual
  • one
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUNCHES

If it were not for that, we should look like bunches of uprooted seaweed dried in the sun.

She stroked the sleek necks of the colts and handed them bunches of grass.

Clemence related that she had one day eaten three bunches of watercresses at her lunch.

They were tied carefully in bunches, and hung in the garret of the farm-house to dry.

McPike is noteworthy because of the large size of the berries and bunches.

The bunches are of but medium size and the berries are small.

They cost forty cents a bunch, so we only got three bunches.

Sometimes they have sprays of arbutus in their buttonholes, or bunches of hepatica.

When he was in condition his muscles stood out in bunches all over him.

Laths, lumber, and bunches of shingles were ripped loose and went into the sea.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "protuberance on the body, swelling," perhaps echoic of the sound of hitting and connected to bump (cf., possibly in similar relationship, hump/hunch).

The sense of "cluster" is mid-15c.; connection with the earlier sense is obscure, and this may be a separate word, perhaps through a nasalized form of Old French bouge (2), 15c., from Flemish boudje diminutive of boud "bundle." Meaning "a lot, a group" is from 1620s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BUNCHES

scads

nounlarge quantity,
  • bags
  • barrels
  • bunches
  • bundles
  • gobs
  • heaps
  • jillion
  • large number
  • loads
  • lots
  • many and then some
  • oodles
  • piles
  • plenty
  • scores
  • stacks
  • tons
  • zillions
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