Pack meaning

păk
Pack is defined as to put things together for storage or for moving from one place to another.

An example of to pack is putting collectibles in a box to be stored away.

An example of to pack is putting your child's lunch in a lunch box for them to take to school.

An example of to pack is placing what you'll need for a weekend trip in a piece of luggage.

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A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items.

A pack of matches.

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A mass of large pieces of floating ice driven together.
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To carry (goods, equipment, etc.) in or as in a pack.
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Any of various cosmetic pastes applied to the skin and left to dry.

Mudpack.

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To make a pack, or bundle, of.
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To fill in or surround tightly for protection, prevention of leaks, etc.

To pack valves.

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To press together firmly.

Packed earth.

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To load (an animal) with a pack.
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To treat with a pack.
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To send (off), usually in haste.

To pack a boy off to school.

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(slang) To wear or carry (a gun, etc.), esp. habitually.
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To make up packs.
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To put one's clothes, belongings, etc. into luggage for a trip.

An hour in which to pack.

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To press, crowd, or throng together in a small space.
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To admit of being folded compactly, put in a container, etc.

A suit that packs well.

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To settle into a compact or solid mass.
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To go away in haste.
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Formed in a pack or packs.
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Used for carrying packs, loads, etc.

A pack animal.

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To choose or arrange (a jury, court, etc.) in such a way as to get desired decisions, results, etc.
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(scot.) Closely acquainted; intimate.
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A package of (a specified number of) cans or bottles, as of beer.
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A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.
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To wrap a patient in a pack.
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To insert a pack into a body cavity or wound.
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(1) To compress data in order to save space. Unpack refers to decompressing data. See data compression.
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A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods.

The horses carried the packs across the plain.

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A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.

A pack of lies.

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A number or quantity of connected or similar things; a collective.
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A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.

We were going to play cards, but nobody brought a pack.

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A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.

2005, John D. Skinner and Christian T. Chimimba - The mammals of the southern African subregion"ŽAfrican wild dogs hunt by sight, although stragglers use their noses to follow the pack.

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A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang;

A pack of thieves or knaves.

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A group of Cub Scouts.
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A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
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A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.

The ship had to sail round the pack of ice.

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An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
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(slang): A loose, lewd, or worthless person.
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(snooker, pool) A tight group of object balls in cue sports. Usually the reds in snooker.
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(rugby) The team on the field.
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To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass;

To pack goods in a box.

To pack fish.

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To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as,

To pack a trunk.

The play, or the audience, packs the theater.

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(card games) To sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.
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To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result.

To pack a jury.

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To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
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To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber.

To pack a horse.

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To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; especially, to send away peremptorily or suddenly; - sometimes with off. See pack off.

To pack a boy off to school.

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(US, Western US) To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or animals).
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To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.

The doctor gave Kelly some sulfa pills and packed his arm in hot-water bags.

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To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam.

To pack a joint.

To pack the piston of a steam engine.

Pack someone's arm with ice.

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(intransitive) To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
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(intransitive) To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well.
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(intransitive) To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
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(intransitive) To depart in haste; - generally with off or away.
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(intransitive) To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.
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(slang) To carry weapons, especially firearms, on one's person.
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(sports, slang) To block a shot, especially in basketball.
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The definition of a pack is a container for something to be carried or stored.

An example of pack is a bag in which you'd put all your essentials for a long distance hiking trip.

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The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
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A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.
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To fold, roll, or combine into a bundle; wrap up.
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To process and put into containers in order to preserve, transport, or sell.

Packed the fruit in jars.

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To wrap tightly for protection or to prevent leakage.

Pack a valve stem.

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To press together; compact firmly.

Packed the clay and straw into bricks.

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(informal) To carry, deliver, or have available for action.

A thug who packed a pistol; a fighter who packs a hard punch.

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To send unceremoniously.

The parents packed both children off to bed.

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To constitute (a voting panel) by appointment, selection, or arrangement in such a way that it is favorable to one's purposes or point of view; rig.
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To place one's belongings in boxes or luggage for transporting or storing.
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To be susceptible of compact storage.

Dishes pack more easily than glasses.

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To form lumps or masses; become compacted.
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A large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a person or animal; load.
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A container in which something may be stored compactly.

Parachute pack.

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A number of similar or related persons or things.
  • A group or collection.
    A pack of lies.
  • A package of a standard number.
    A pack of cigarettes.
  • A set of playing cards; deck.
  • A set of hunting hounds.
  • A number of wild animals living and hunting together.
  • A united group; gang; set.
  • A unit of Cub Scouts or Brownies under an adult leader.
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(informal) pack it in
  • To cease work or activity:
    Let's pack it in for the day.
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pack it in
  • to give up or stop trying, as in discouragement
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send packing
  • to dismiss (a person) abruptly
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

pack it in
pack it in
send packing

Origin of pack

  • Middle English pak possibly of Low German origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English pak, pakke, from Old English *pæcca, from Proto-Germanic *pakkô (“bundle, pack"). Cognate with Dutch pak (“pack"), Low German pack (“pack"), German Pack (“pack"), Swedish packe (“pack"), Icelandic pakka, pakki (“package").

    From Wiktionary