• WordNet 3.6
    • v bunk flee; take to one's heels; cut and run "If you see this man, run!","The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    • v bunk provide with a bunk "We bunked the children upstairs"
    • v bunk avoid paying "beat the subway fare"
    • n bunk a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    • n bunk a rough bed (as at a campsite)
    • n bunk a long trough for feeding cattle
    • n bunk beds built one above the other
    • n bunk a message that seems to convey no meaning
    • n bunk unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Henry Ford flatly stated that history is "bunk."
    • Bunk a bed.
    • Bunk A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
    • Bunk A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
    • Bunk One of a series of berths or bed places in tiers; as, to sleep in the top bunk .
    • v. i Bunk To go to bed in a bunk; -- sometimes with in.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bunk A wooden case or compartment in a vessel, a sleeping-car, etc., and sometimes in a dwelling-house, used as a sleeping-berth.
    • n bunk A piece of timber placed across a sled to sustain a heavy weight.
    • bunk To occupy a bunk; hence, to occupy a bed; sleep: as, the two boys bunked together.
    • n bunk The cross-beam on which the logs rest on a log-car or truck.
    • n bunk A log-car or truck.
    • bunk To place upon the bunks: as, to bunk a log.
    • bunk To make off; run away; decamp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bunk bungk a box or recess in a ship's cabin, a sleeping-berth anywhere
    • v.i Bunk to occupy the same bunk, sleep together
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  • Henry Ford
    “Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy you don't need it. If you are sick you shouldn't take it.”
  • Henry Ford
    “History is more or less bunk.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OSw. bunke, heap, also boaring, flooring. Cf. Bunch


In literature:

An inspection of the stateroom showed a very comfortable room fitted with two narrow bunks on each side.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Quick as they came aboard, he enters their names on the ship's books, while Harry Blew assigns them their separate bunks in the forepeak.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
I'll rig up a couple of bunks in the new tool house.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Now, get out o' that bunk.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs
Take the stuff out and put it in the upper bunk.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Joel did not in the least understand; and he went to his bunk at last, profoundly troubled.
"All the Brothers Were Valiant" by Ben Ames Williams
There was no furniture in the room except the wooden bunk in which he lay, and a deerhide lounge chair he had made.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Watts, he aims to put up some bunks when he gits time.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
He tossed on the bunk, burying his face in the blankets in a vain effort to blot out the picture.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
It's got bunks for half a dozen, and at a pinch could hold more.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman

In poetry:

The man at the wheel was taught to feel
Contempt for the wildest blow.
And it often appeared when the weather had cleared
That he'd been in his bunk below.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl
And your traders—Grand old Drunks—
Where are they?
I have seen some queer quidnuncs
Who go sober to their bunks,
And are temperate as monks,
Sad to say.
"Wrecked Illusions" by Victor James Daley
He was lyin' on his bunk, In the hut behind the mill,
Ravin' like a man wild drunk,
Never silent, never still,
"Best go in an' say Good bye,"
Says old Blair. "He's got to die."
"The Reaper in the Bush" by C J Dennis
And he got so fed up with this being a Saint.
And the Princess he'd won always naggin',
That he bunked off one day and he opened a pub,
And he called it the George and the Dragon'.
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
A few had taken quarters, and were coiling in their bunks
When we shore the six-tooth wethers from the plain.
And if the sheep get harder, then a few more men will funk,
Unless we get another fall of rain.
"Another Fall of Rain" by Anonymous Oceania
'Twas a dirty night, 'twas a dirty trick
When our ship turned over in the Atlantic
It was the schooner Hesperous - we all lay asleep in our bunks
Bound for a cruise, where they don't have revues
With a cargo of elephant's trunks.
"The Sailor's Farewell To His Horse." by Billy Bennett

In news:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northeast Ohio has ordered a mental exam for a murder suspect in the death an 8-year-old boy shot in his bunk bed with a round fired from outside.
A judge in northeast Ohio has ordered a mental exam for a murder suspect in the death an 8-year-old boy shot in his bunk bed with a round fired from outside.
They may also have problems reaching over the bunk to eat, or a tank to drink.
They drink artisanal liquor until they fall into bunk beds built from the guts of an old barrel yard.
Summer myths, such as one shouldn't swim for 30 minutes after eating, are bunk.
Historically speaking, the "ancient" rituals of the Goddess movement are almost certainly bunk.
A plan to literally cut with a welding torch 58 steel bunks from the walls of the 8-year-old Baxter - 11:40 pm.
Two beef cattle workshops, Beyond the Bunk and Beef College, combined this year to give producers a bigger program with more options.
Trickle-down economics is the core of Romney's economics, and it's bunk.
At Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, some inmates must bunk three to a cell, a condition that has triggered lawsuits in the past.
Before you cry bunk, let's try and unmask this curse .
Roberto tries out the bunk bed at the lodge.
Police Seeing More Bunk Dope On The Street.
Muskegon prisoner places dummy in bunk, buries self in garden in failed escape attempt.
Charlie Bunk will officiate and inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen.

In science:

Bunke, Spektraltheorie von Diracoperatoren auf offenen Mannigfaltigkeiten, thesis Greifswald University 1991.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
Bunke, String structures and trivialisations of a Pfaffian line bundle, arXiv:0909.0846 A. L.
Nonabelian bundle 2-gerbes
Bunke, String structures and trivialisations of a Pfaffian line bund le, preprint, [arXiv:0909.0846]. [BuSch11] U.
Survey of mathematical foundations of QFT and perturbative string theory
Fischer, A., Riesen, K., Bunke, H.: An experimental study of graph classification using prototype selection.
Probabilistic prototype models for attributed graphs
Bunke and Csirik propose an even weaker “parametric edit distance” whose only free parameter is a single substitution cost r .
Learning string edit distance