What does PACKET mean?

Definitions for PACKET
ˈpæk ɪtPACKET

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PACKET.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. package, bundle, packet, parcelnoun

    a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

  2. packetnoun

    (computer science) a message or message fragment

  3. packetnoun

    a small package or bundle

  4. mailboat, mail boat, packet, packet boatnoun

    a boat for carrying mail

Wiktionary

  1. packetnoun

    A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

  2. packetnoun

    Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat. Packet boat, ship, vessel.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

  3. packetnoun

    A specimen envelope containing small, dried plants or containing parts of plants when attached to a larger sheet.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

  4. packetnoun

    A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

  5. packetverb

    To make up into a packet or bundle.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

  6. packetverb

    To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

  7. packetverb

    To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

    Etymology: Either from pacquet, or formed independently from pack + -et.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Packetnoun

    a small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters

    Etymology: [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

  2. Packetnoun

    originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat

    Etymology: [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

  3. Packetverb

    to make up into a packet or bundle

    Etymology: [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

  4. Packetverb

    to send in a packet or dispatch vessel

    Etymology: [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

  5. Packetverb

    to ply with a packet or dispatch boat

    Etymology: [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.]

Editors Contribution

  1. packet

    A type of recyclable bag.

    The crisps are kept fresh within a crisp packet.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  
  2. packet

    A unit of data.

    Data packets are used on various networks. As an example, e-mails and web pages will make use of network packets to send information back and forth to the user and recipients

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PACKET' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2431

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PACKET' in Nouns Frequency: #2035

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PACKET in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PACKET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of PACKET in a Sentence

  1. Naomi Leinen:

    I have a little packet I take them with commitment caucus cards, bumper stickers, a clipboard, and then I also have a sign up sheet for them to sign up five friends to start out with.

  2. Claire Hockridge:

    During the day, the group dug a hole underneath the car to stay cool and then slept in the vehicle at night, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. During that time period, the trio survived on six liters of water, 10 cans of iced vodka, a packet of biscuitsand some beef noodles. After running out of supplies, they left a note on the car and made their way to the watering hole. In this image made from video, an advertisement for the campsite line the roadside where a woman was found after being stranded in the Alice Springs area in the central Australian Outback. ( Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP) Tamra McBeath-Riley said Tamra McBeath-Riley decided to stay at the waterhole with Tamra McBeath-Riley Staffordshire terrierbecause Tamra McBeath-Riley did not think the dog would survive a walk to the Stuart Highway, which connects Australias north and south coasts. The group of women did not know if anyone was looking for them. When the helicopter found me, I thought that Claire Hockridge and Phu Tran had reached Stuart Highway, stuart Highway was Stuart Highway. So to find thats not the case is worrying.

  3. Shane Lewis:

    You can rustle a chip packet and they know what’s in there, that makes them aggressive. Greg Piper said when Greg Piper visited the site, Greg Piper saw tourists holding out apples, bananas, corn chips and other processed foods to the wild animals, The Guardian reported. Kangaroos typically graze on grasses. A nutritionist for a zoo in Australia said disrupting a kangaroo's diet can result in aggression and health problems. ( Facebook/Kroosn Shuttle Service Pty Ltd) Disrupting the kangaroo’s natural diet can cause health problems, such as stomach ulcers, and cause aggression, according to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

  4. Nahed Ibrahim:

    Not everyone does that. Some of them know I'm in need and if they can find me a packet, they don't profit.

  5. Daniella Mohazab:

    Without a glove, he put two fingers inside me and felt around, with a snide look on his face as he opened the packet of lube... he said this was part of an STD test.

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