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, parcel(noun)

    a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

  2. packet(noun)

    (computer science) a message or message fragment

  3. packet(noun)

    a small package or bundle

  4. mailboat, mail boat, packet, packet boat(noun)

    a boat for carrying mail

Wiktionary

  1. packet(Noun)

    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. packet(Noun)

    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. packet(Noun)

    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. packet(Noun)

    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. packet(Verb)

    To make up into a packet or bundle.

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

  6. packet(Verb)

    To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

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

  7. packet(Verb)

    To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Packet(noun)

    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. Packet(noun)

    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. Packet(verb)

    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. Packet(verb)

    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. Packet(verb)

    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. 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.

  2. Jesy Nelson:

    Packet Mix have still got a chubber in their ranks. Less Little mix. More Pick Packet Mix. i felt that I physically couldn't tolerate the pain anymore.

  3. Natalia Cohen:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Noel Coward:

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

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