Definitions for packageˈpæk ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pack•ageˈpæk ɪdʒ(n.; v.)-aged, -ag•ing.

  1. (n.)a bundle of something that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel.

  2. a container, as a box or case, in which something is packed.

  3. a person or thing conceived of as a compact unit having particular characteristics:

    a package of mischief.

  4. a finished product contained in a unit suitable for immediate installation and operation, as a heating unit.

  5. a group or combination of related parts or elements offered as a single unit:

    a contract package; a tax package.

  6. a complete program or series of programs produced for the theater, television, etc., and sold as a unit.

  7. (v.t.)to make or put into a package.

  8. to design and manufacture a package for (a product).

    Category: Business

  9. to combine or offer as a single unit.

Origin of package:

1605–15; < D pakkage baggage. See pack1, -age


Princeton's WordNet

  1. package, bundle, packet, parcel(noun)

    a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

  2. package, parcel(noun)

    a wrapped container

  3. software, software program, computer software, software system, software package, package(verb)

    (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

    "the market for software is expected to expand"

  4. box, package(verb)

    put into a box

    "box the gift, please"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. package(noun)ˈpæk ɪdʒ

    a plastic container, wrapper, or bag for a product

    a package of cookies; He took the bacon out of the package.

  2. packageˈpæk ɪdʒ

    a box or large envelope sent in the mail

    to deliver a package

  3. packageˈpæk ɪdʒ

    a number of pieces of software sold together

    an anti-virus support package

  4. packageˈpæk ɪdʒ

    a group of related Congressional bills dealing with one issue

    the Senate's tax relief package


  1. package(Noun)

    Something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.

  2. package(Noun)

    Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.

    Did you test the software package to ensure completeness?

  3. package(Noun)

    The art of packing something.

  4. package(Noun)

    Something resembling a package.

  5. package(Noun)

    A package holiday.

  6. package(Noun)

    A football formation. IE; the "dime" defensive package.

  7. package(Noun)

    The male genitalia.

  8. package(Verb)

    To pack or bundle something.

  9. package(Verb)

    To travel on a package holiday.

  10. Origin: From pack + -age (act of packaging) or from cognate pakkage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Package(noun)

    act or process of packing

  2. Package(noun)

    a bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods

  3. Package(noun)

    a charge made for packing goods

  4. Package(noun)

    a duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens


  1. Package

    A package in the Unified Modeling Language is used "to group elements, and to provide a namespace for the grouped elements". A package may contain other packages, thus providing for a hierarchical organization of packages. Pretty much all UML elements can be grouped into packages. Thus, classes, objects, use cases, components, nodes, node instances etc. can all be organized as packages, thus enabling a manageable organization of the myriad elements that a real-world UML model entails.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'package' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1813

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'package' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2751

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'package' in Nouns Frequency: #654

Translations for package

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


things wrapped up and tied (for posting etc); a parcel

a package of books.

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