What does packet mean?

Definitions for packet
ˈpæk ɪtpack·et

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.

  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.

  3. packetnoun

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

  4. packetnoun

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

  5. packetverb

    To make up into a packet or bundle.

  6. packetverb

    To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

  7. packetverb

    To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Packetnoun

    A small pack; a mail of letters.

    Etymology: pacquet, French.

    In the dark
    Grop’d I to find out them,
    Finger’d their packet, and in fine withdrew. William Shakespeare.

    There passed continually packets and dispatches between the two kings. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Upon your late command
    To guard the passages, and search all packets,
    This to the prince was intercepted. John Denham.

    People will wonder how the news could come, especially if the wind be fair when the packet goes over. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Packetverb

    To bind up in parcels.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    My resolution is to send you all your letters, well sealed and packeted. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Packetnoun

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

  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

  3. Packetverb

    to make up into a packet or bundle

  4. Packetverb

    to send in a packet or dispatch vessel

  5. Packetverb

    to ply with a packet or dispatch boat

  6. 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. 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.

  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. Noel Coward:

    Your motivation? Your motivation is your pay packet on Friday. Now get on with it.

  5. Natalia Cohen:

    The main one that comes to mind was between me and Laura, where we argued over a packet of instant noodles.

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