Definitions for packingˈpæk ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pack•ingˈpæk ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act or work of a person or thing that packs.

  2. the preparation and packaging of foodstuffs, esp. to be sold at wholesale.

  3. the way in which something is packed.

  4. material used to cushion or protect goods packed in a container.

  5. material compressed inside a stuffing box or the like to prevent leakage.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of packing:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. packing material, packing, wadding(noun)

    any material used especially to protect something

  2. packing, boxing(noun)

    the enclosure of something in a package or box

  3. packing, backpacking(noun)

    carrying something in a pack on the back

    "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. packing(noun)ˈpæk ɪŋ

    the activity of putting clothes in a suitcase or possessions in boxes

    I have a lot of packing to do


  1. packing(Noun)

    The action of the verb.

  2. packing(Noun)

    As a concrete noun.

  3. Origin: From pack (partly from the verb, partly from the noun) + -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Packing

    of Pack

  2. Packing(noun)

    the act or process of one who packs

  3. Packing(noun)

    any material used to pack, fill up, or make close

  4. Packing(noun)

    a substance or piece used to make a joint impervious

  5. Packing(noun)

    a thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint

  6. Packing(noun)

    the substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides

  7. Packing(noun)

    a yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc

  8. Packing(noun)

    same as Filling

  9. Packing(noun)

    a trick; collusion


  1. Packing

    Packing is the process and/or the materials used in filling both service penetrations and building joints with backer materials as approved components within a firestop. ⁕ Ceramic fibre used as packing to support firestop silicone caulking. ⁕ "Canned" service penetration about to be firestopped. ⁕ Packing being installed. ⁕ Firestop caulking being applied. ⁕ Firestop has been tagged to identify certification information, thus enabling proper maintenance.

Translations for packing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of putting things in bags, cases etc

He has done his packing tonight as he is leaving in the morning.

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