Definitions for packpæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

packpæk(n.)

  1. a group of things wrapped or tied together for easy handling or carrying; a bundle, esp. one carried on the back of an animal or person.

  2. a definite quantity or standard measure of merchandise together with its wrapping or package:

    a pack of cigarettes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. the quantity of something that is packaged at one time or in one season:

    last year's salmon pack.

  4. a group of people or things:

    a pack of lies.

  5. a group of animals of the same kind, esp. predatory ones:

    a pack of wolves.

  6. a number of hounds used together in a hunt.

    Category: Sport

  7. a set of playing cards; deck.

  8. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: backpack.

  9. Category: Geography (terms)

    Ref: pack ice.

  10. a wrapping of the body in wet or dry cloths for therapeutic purposes. the cloths so used.

    Category: Medicine

  11. a pastelike substance used as a cosmetic restorative, esp. on the face.

    Category: Clothing

  12. Category: Clothing

    Ref: pac (def. 1). 1 1

  13. (v.t.)to make into a pack or bundle.

  14. to form into a group or compact mass.

  15. to fill with anything compactly arranged:

    to pack a trunk.

  16. to put into a case, trunk, etc., as for traveling or storage:

    to pack clothes for a trip.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. to press or crowd together within; cram:

    The crowd packed the gallery.

  18. to prepare for marketing by putting into packages.

  19. to make airtight, vaportight, or watertight by stuffing:

    to pack the engine.

  20. to load, as with packs.

  21. to carry or wear as part of one's usual equipment:

    to pack a gun.

  22. Informal. to be able to deliver:

    to pack a mean punch.

    Category: Informal

  23. to treat with a therapeutic pack.

  24. (v.i.)to pack goods in compact form, as for shipping.

  25. to place clothes and personal items in a suitcase, trunk, etc., preparatory to traveling.

  26. to adapt to compact storage or packing:

    dresses that pack well.

  27. to crowd together.

  28. to become compacted:

    Wet snow packs readily.

  29. pack off or away, to send away with dispatch:

    to pack the kids off to camp.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  30. (adj.)used in transporting a pack or load.

  31. compressed into a pack; packed.

  32. used in or adapted for packing.

Idioms for pack:

  1. pack it in,to abandon one's efforts, career, style of living, or the like:

    to pack it in and quit school.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of pack:

1175–1225; ME pak, packe < MD pac or MLG pak

pack′a•ble(adj.)

packpæk(v.t.; n.)

  1. to choose, collect, arrange, or manipulate (cards, persons, facts, etc.) so as to serve one's own purposes:

    to pack a jury.

Origin of pack:

1520–30; perh. alter. of obs. v. der. of pact ,

Princeton's WordNet

  1. battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, pack(noun)

    a large indefinite number

    "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"

  2. pack(noun)

    a complete collection of similar things

  3. pack(noun)

    a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)

  4. gang, pack, ring, mob(noun)

    an association of criminals

    "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"

  5. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp(noun)

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

  6. pack(noun)

    a group of hunting animals

  7. pack, face pack(noun)

    a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

  8. pack(noun)

    a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect

  9. pack(verb)

    a bundle (especially one carried on the back)

  10. pack(verb)

    arrange in a container

    "pack the books into the boxes"

  11. pack(verb)

    fill to capacity

    "This singer always packs the concert halls"; "The murder trial packed the court house"

  12. pack, bundle, wad, compact(verb)

    compress into a wad

    "wad paper into the box"

  13. pack(verb)

    carry, as on one's back

    "Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"

  14. pack(verb)

    set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome

    "pack a jury"

  15. carry, pack, take(verb)

    have with oneself; have on one's person

    "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

  16. throng, mob, pack, pile, jam(verb)

    press tightly together or cram

    "The crowd packed the auditorium"

  17. backpack, pack(verb)

    hike with a backpack

    "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"

  18. tamp down, tamp, pack(verb)

    press down tightly

    "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"

  19. pack(verb)

    seal with packing

    "pack the faucet"

  20. compact, pack(verb)

    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

    "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

  21. pack, load down(verb)

    load with a pack

  22. pack(verb)

    treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood

    "The nurse packed gauze in the wound"; "You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pack(verb)æk

    to put clothes in suitcases, or possessions in boxes in order to travel

    She packed up everything she owned and left.; I'm packing for my trip tomorrow.

  2. packæk

    to fill a place completely

    The singer's fans packed the stadium.; a bus packed with screaming kids

  3. packæk

    to put a product into its container to be sold

    tuna packed in oil; a meat packing plant

  4. packæk

    to press a mass of sth tightly into a small space

    Pack the brown sugar into the cup.; She packed the snow to make a snowball.

  5. pack(noun)æk

    a number of the same product sold as a unit

    a pack of cigarettes; There are eighteen in each pack.; a pack of eighteen

  6. packæk

    a product containing six/four etc. of the same item

    two six-packs of soda/beer

  7. packæk

    a backpack

    campers loading up their packs

  8. packæk

    a group of animals of the same type that live together

    a pack of wolves

  9. packæk

    a group of people of the same type, who you disapprove of

    a pack of liars/idiots

  10. packæk

    to be performing better than others doing similar things

    Which state is leading the pack in wind technology?

Wiktionary

  1. pack(Noun)

    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.

  2. pack(Noun)

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

    A pack of lies.

  3. pack(Noun)

    A number or quantity of connected or similar things; a collective.

  4. pack(Noun)

    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.

  5. pack(Noun)

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

    2005, John D. Skinner and Christian T. Chimimba - The mammals of the southern African subregionu200E

  6. pack(Noun)

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

    a pack of thieves or knaves.

  7. pack(Noun)

    A group of Cub Scouts.

  8. pack(Noun)

    A shook of cask staves.

  9. pack(Noun)

    A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously.

  10. pack(Verb)

    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;

  11. pack(Verb)

    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,

  12. pack(Verb)

    To sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.

  13. pack(Verb)

    To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result

    pack a jury or a causes.

  14. pack(Verb)

    To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.

  15. pack(Verb)

    To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber

    to pack a horse

  16. pack(Verb)

    To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; especially, to send away peremptorily or suddenly; u2013 sometimes with off. See pack off

    pack a boy off to school.

  17. pack(Verb)

    To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or animals).

  18. pack(Verb)

    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

  19. pack(Noun)

    A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.

    The ship had to sail round the pack of ice.

  20. pack(Noun)

    An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.

  21. pack(Noun)

    : A loose, lewd, or worthless person.

  22. pack(Noun)

    A tight group of object balls in cue sports. Usually the reds in snooker.

  23. pack(Noun)

    The team on the field.

  24. pack(Verb)

    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

  25. pack(Verb)

    To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.

  26. pack(Verb)

    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.

  27. pack(Verb)

    To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.

  28. pack(Verb)

    To depart in haste; u2013 generally with off or away.

  29. pack(Verb)

    To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.

  30. pack(Verb)

    To carry weapons, especially firearms, on one's person.

  31. pack(Verb)

    To block a shot, especially in basketball.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pack(noun)

    a pact

  2. Pack(noun)

    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

  3. Pack(noun)

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

  4. Pack(noun)

    a number or quantity of connected or similar things

  5. Pack(noun)

    a full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack

  6. Pack(noun)

    a number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together

  7. Pack(noun)

    a number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves

  8. Pack(noun)

    a shook of cask staves

  9. Pack(noun)

    a bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously

  10. Pack(noun)

    a large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely

  11. Pack(noun)

    an envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment

  12. Pack(noun)

    a loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage

  13. Pack(noun)

    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; as to pack goods in a box; to pack fish

  14. Pack(noun)

    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

  15. Pack(noun)

    to sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly

  16. Pack(noun)

    hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes

  17. Pack(noun)

    to contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot

  18. Pack(noun)

    to load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse

  19. Pack(noun)

    to cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school

  20. Pack(noun)

    to transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts)

  21. Pack(noun)

    to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5

  22. Pack(noun)

    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; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine

  23. Pack(verb)

    to make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation

  24. Pack(verb)

    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

  25. Pack(verb)

    to gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack

  26. Pack(verb)

    to depart in haste; -- generally with off or away

  27. Pack(verb)

    to unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion

Freebase

  1. Pack

    Pack is a social group of conspecific canids. Not all species of canids - notably the red fox - form packs. Pack size and social behaviour within packs varies across species.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pack' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3934

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pack' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2457

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pack' in Nouns Frequency: #1323

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pack' in Verbs Frequency: #542


Translations for pack

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

pack(noun)

things tied up together or put in a container, especially to be carried on one's back

He carried his luggage in a pack on his back.

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