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Princeton's WordNet

  1. packing, backpackingnoun

    carrying something in a pack on the back

    "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"


  1. backpackingnoun

    hiking and camping overnight in backcountry with one's gear carried in a backpack.

  2. backpackingnoun

    low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.


  1. backpacking

    Backpacking is a type of adventure travel, often for extended periods, where individuals carry their belongings in a backpack and travel to different locations. This can involve exploring rural and wilderness areas, using different modes of transportation, and often includes staying in budget accommodations like hostels or camping. It is typically characterized by independent travel and minimal reliance on packaged tours. Backpacking can also refer to a type of hiking in the outdoors, where individuals carry their camping equipment and food in their backpacks.


  1. Backpacking

    Backpacking combines the activities of hiking and camping for an overnight stay in backcountry wilderness. A backpack allows a hiker to carry supplies and equipment to accommodate one or multiple days out on a trail, into areas past where automobiles or boats may travel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backpacking in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backpacking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of backpacking in a Sentence

  1. Grace Gunlogson:

    I'm still in the act of raising money and getting it done, i'm also involved with an organization called O2, which gets kids backpacking and outdoors in the mountains. I taught them about being outdoors and climbing.

  2. Zach Gilford:

    People always think of me as the nice guy, the guy you ’d want to bring home to mom, look, I hate using the term ‘ action hero, ’ but I ’m definitely a bit more of an alpha male [ in this ]. You know, I used to lead backpacking trips in Alaska. I’ve been charged by bears. So I definitely have a little more grit to me than what most people realize.

  3. Cheryl Dorsey:

    I get that he's a grown man, what influence, if any, do( his parents) have over him ? He decides to go backpacking and they couldn't stop him ?

  4. Bolivia Augustin and Michelle:

    I love everything about backpacking. There’s an openness that comes with traveling with no plan, with only your essentials, spending as little money as possible, and in a lot of cases, traveling alone. The people you meet have a similar openness, i wasn’t looking for love, but I was looking for adventure.

  5. Rebecca Rothney:

    Pack for a Purpose works with over 480 tour companies and accommodations – everything from backpacking lodges to the Fairmont Mayakoba – in over 60 countries, specific lists are provided by the destinations, so they change as needs change, and you always know that you’re bringing something that can be used.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. witless
    • B. opaque
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