A group of a number of similar things, either growing together, or in a cluster or clump, usually fastened together.
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(lb) The peloton; the main group of riders formed during a race.
An informal body of friends.
*:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch —the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers,, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
(lb) A considerable amount.
(lb) An unmentioned amount; a number.
(lb) A group of logs tied together for skidding.
An unusual concentration of ore in a lode or a small, discontinuous occurrence or patch of ore in the wallrock.
(lb) The reserve yarn on the filling bobbin to allow continuous weaving between the time of indication from the midget feeler until a new bobbin is put in the shuttle.
An unfinished cigar, before the wrapper leaf is added.
A protuberance; a hunch; a knob or lump; a hump.
*(Bible), (w) xxx. 6
*:They will carrytheir treasures upon the bunches of camels.
* (group of similar things) cluster, group
* (informal body of friends) pack, group, gang, circle
* (unusual concentration of ore) ore pocket, pocket, pocket of ore, kidney, nest, nest of ore, ore bunch, bunch of ore
* buncha (bunch of)
To gather into a bunch.
To gather fabric into folds.
To form a bunch.
To be gathered together in folds
To protrude or swell
- Bunching out into a large round knob at one end.
* (form a bunch) cluster, group
* bunch up
* (l) (obsolete)
An amorphous, compact mass.
A substantial pile (normally of money).
- Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.
(slang) A sandwich.
(vulgar, slang) An ejaculate of semen.
(mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.
- With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
* (ejaculate) blow one's wad, shoot one's wad
To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
(Ulster) To wager.
To insert or force a wad into.
- She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
- to wad a gun
- to wad a cloak