AskDefine | Define bunting

Dictionary Definition



1 a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
2 any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America

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  1. A thin cloth of woven wool from which flags are made; it is light enough to spread in a gentle wind but resistant to fraying in a strong wind.
  2. Flags considered as a group.
  3. Strips of material used as festive decoration, especially in the colours of the national flag.
  4. Any of various songbirds of the family Emberizidae having short bills and brown or gray plumage.


material from which flags are made
flags as a group
strips of material hung as decoration

Extensive Definition

Bunting can refer to:
  • Bunting (bird), a group of birds
  • An infant sleeping bag
  • The act of laying down a bunt, a type of offensive play in baseball
  • A lightweight cloth material often used for flags and festive decorations (American). In the United Kingdom, refers to strings of brightly coloured flags often with the Union Jack upon them used to add colour to street parties, fetes, patriotic events (Royal Weddings) etc
  • Bye, baby bunting, a nursery rhyme

As a surname

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Dannebrog, Jolly Roger, Old Glory, Star-Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes, Union Flag, Union Jack, and blue, banderole, banner, banneret, black flag, blue ensign, burgee, coachwhip, colors, ensign, flag, gonfalon, gonfanon, guidon, house flag, jack, long pennant, merchant flag, national flag, oriflamme, pennant, pennon, pennoncel, red, red ensign, royal standard, signal flag, standard, streamer, swallowtail, tricolor, vexillum, white
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