Definitions for unpackʌnˈpæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to undo or remove the contents from (a box, trunk, etc.).

  2. to remove (something) from a container.

  3. to unburden, as the mind; reveal.

  4. to decipher; analyze:

    to unpack a metaphor.

  5. to remove a pack or load from (a horse, etc.).

  6. (v.i.)to remove the contents of a container.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unpack, take out(verb)

    remove from its packing

    "unpack the presents"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unpack(verb)ʌnˈpæk

    to remove things from your bag after traveling

    Unpack and put your clean clothes away.; Should we unpack our suitcases now?


  1. unpack(Verb)

    To remove from a package or container, particularly with respect to items that had previously been arranged closely and securely in a pack.

    They didn't have time to unpack their bags before going out to dinner.

  2. unpack(Verb)

    To empty containers that had been packed.

    They didn't have time to unpack before going to dinner.

  3. unpack(Verb)

    To analyze a concept or a text.

  4. unpack(Verb)

    To undergo separation of its features into distinct segments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unpack(verb)

    to separate and remove, as things packed; to open and remove the contents of; as, to unpack a trunk

  2. Unpack(verb)

    to relieve of a pack or burden

Translations for unpack

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to take out (things that are packed)

He unpacked his clothes.

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