Definition of Pack in English :

Define Pack in English

Pack meaning in English

Meaning of Pack in English

Pronunciation of Pack in English

Pack pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pack in English


see synonyms of pack


1. battalion, large number, multitude, pack, plurality

a large indefinite number

Example Sentences:
'a battalion of ants'
'a multitude of TV antennas'
'a plurality of religions'

2. pack

a complete collection of similar things

3. pack

a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)

4. gang, mob, pack, ring

an association of criminals

Example Sentences:
'police tried to break up the gang'
'a pack of thieves'

5. camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

6. pack

a group of hunting animals

7. face pack, pack

a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

8. pack

a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect

9. pack

a bundle (especially one carried on the back)


10. pack

arrange in a container

Example Sentences:
'pack the books into the boxes'

11. pack

fill to capacity

Example Sentences:
'This singer always packs the concert halls'
'The murder trial packed the court house'

12. bundle, compact, pack, wad

compress into a wad

Example Sentences:
'wad paper into the box'

13. pack

carry, as on one's back

Example Sentences:
'Pack your tents to the top of the mountain'

14. pack

set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome

Example Sentences:
'pack a jury'

15. carry, pack, take

have with oneself; have on one's person

Example Sentences:
'She always takes an umbrella'
'I always carry money'
'She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains'

16. jam, mob, pack, pile, throng

press tightly together or cram

Example Sentences:
'The crowd packed the auditorium'

17. backpack, pack

hike with a backpack

Example Sentences:
'Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies'

18. pack, tamp, tamp down

press down tightly

Example Sentences:
'tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso'

19. pack

seal with packing

Example Sentences:
'pack the faucet'

20. compact, pack

have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

Example Sentences:
'This powder compacts easily'
'Such odd-shaped items do not pack well'

21. load down, pack

load with a pack

22. pack

treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood

Example Sentences:
'The nurse packed gauze in the wound'
'You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pack
a bundle or load, esp one carried on the back
(as modifier)
a pack animal
a collected amount of anything
a complete set of similar things, esp a set of 52 playing cards
a group of animals of the same kind, esp hunting animals
a pack of hounds
any group or band that associates together, esp for criminal purposes
6. rugby
the forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking
the basic organizational unit of Cub Scouts and Brownie Guides
a small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc
(in combination)
9. US and Canadian
a small or medium-sized container of cardboard, paper, etc, often together with its contents
. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): packet
10.  short for pack ice
the quantity of something, such as food, packaged for preservation
12. medicine
a sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp for its soothing effect
a material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp to control bleeding
13.  short for backpack, rucksack
14. mining
a roof support, esp one made of rubble
15.  short for face pack
a parachute folded and ready for use
17. computing another name for deck (sense 5)
18.  go to the pack
to place or arrange (articles) in (a container), such as clothes in a suitcase
20. (transitive)
to roll up into a bundle
21. (when passive, often foll by out)
to press tightly together; cram
the audience packed into the foyer
the hall was packed out
22. (tr; foll by in or into)
to fit (many things, experiences, etc) into a limited space or time
she packed a lot of theatre visits into her holiday
to form (snow, ice, etc) into a hard compact mass or (of snow, ice, etc) to become compacted
24. (transitive)
to press in or cover tightly
to pack a hole with cement
25. (transitive)
to load (a horse, donkey, etc) with a burden
26. (often foll by off or away)
to send away or go away, esp hastily
27. (transitive)
to seal (a joint) by inserting a layer of compressible material between the faces
28. (transitive)
to fill (a bearing or gland) with grease to lubricate it
29. (transitive)
to separate (two adjoining components) so that they have a predetermined gap between them, by introducing shims, washers, plates, etc
30. (transitive) medicine
to treat with a pack
31. (transitive) slang
to be capable of inflicting (a blow)
he packs a mean punch
32. (transitive) US informal
to carry or wear habitually
he packs a gun
33. (intransitive; often foll by down) rugby
to form a scrum
34. (tr; often foll by into, to, etc) US, Canadian and New Zealand
to carry (goods), esp on the back
will you pack your camping equipment into the mountains?
35.  pack one's bags
36.  send packing
to fill (a legislative body, committee, etc) with one's own supporters
to pack a jury

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see synonyms of pack
a large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a man or animal; load; burden
a container in which something may be stored compactly
parachute pack
a number of similar or related persons or things
; specif.,
a group or collection
a pack of lies
a package of a standard number
a pack of cigarettes
film pack
a set of playing cards; deck
a set of hunting hounds
a number of wild animals living and hunting together
a united group; gang; set
ice pack
treatment by wrapping a patient in blankets or sheets that are wet or dry and hot or cold
the blankets or sheets used
any of various cosmetic pastes applied to the skin and left to dry
the amount of food put in cans, etc. in a season or year
a method of packing or canning
cold pack
verb transitive
to make a pack, or bundle, of
to put together compactly in a box, trunk, etc. for carrying or storing
to fill (a box, bag, trunk, etc.) for carrying or storing
to put (food) in (cans, boxes, etc.) for preservation or sale
to fill closely; crowd; cram
a hall packed with people
to crowd or press (people) together
to fill in or surround tightly for protection, prevention of leaks, etc.
to pack valves
to press together firmly
packed earth
to load (an animal) with a pack
to carry (goods, equipment, etc.) in or as in a pack
said of an animal
to treat with a pack1 (sense 5) pack1 (sense 5a)
to send (off), usually in haste
to pack a boy off to school
18.  US, Slang
to wear or carry (a gun, etc.), esp. habitually
19.  Slang
to deliver or be able to deliver (a blow, punch, etc.) with force
to provide or contain
a play that packs a message
verb intransitive
to make up packs
to put one's clothes, belongings, etc. into luggage for a trip
an hour in which to pack
to press, crowd, or throng together in a small space
to admit of being folded compactly, put in a container, etc.
a suit that packs well
24.  US
to settle into a compact or solid mass
to go away in haste
sometimes with off
used in packing
suitable for packing
formed in a pack or packs
used for carrying packs, loads, etc.
a pack animal
verb transitive
to choose or arrange (a jury, court, etc.) in such a way as to get desired decisions, results, etc.
closely acquainted; intimate

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pack
a. A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle.
b. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
2. The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
3. A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items: a pack of matches.
a. A complete set of related items: a pack of cards.
b. Informal A large amount; a heap: earned a pack of money.
a. A group of animals, such as dogs or wolves, that run and hunt together.
b. A gang of people: a pack of hoodlums.
c. An organized troop having common interests: a Cub Scout pack.
6. A mass of large pieces of floating ice driven together.
7. Medicine
a. Material, such as towels, sheets, or blankets that are used to swathe a patient or body part.
b. A material, such as gauze, that is therapeutically inserted into a body cavity or wound.
a. An ice pack used to reduce pain and inflammation.
b. A cold pack.
c. A hot pack.
9. A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.
v. packed, pack·ing, packs
1. To fold, roll, or combine into a bundle; wrap up.
a. To put into a receptacle for transporting or storing: pack one's belongings.
b. To fill up with items: pack one's trunk.
3. To process and put into containers in order to preserve, transport, or sell: packed the fruit in jars.
a. To bring together (persons or things) closely; crowd together: managed to pack 300 students into the lecture hall.
b. To fill up tight; cram.
5. Medicine
a. To wrap (a patient) in a pack.
b. To insert a pack into (a body cavity or wound).
6. To wrap tightly for protection or to prevent leakage: pack a valve stem.
7. To press together; compact firmly: packed the clay and straw into bricks.
8. Informal To carry, deliver, or have available for action: a thug who packed a pistol; a fighter who packs a hard punch.
9. To send unceremoniously: The parents packed both children off to bed.
10. To constitute (a voting panel) by appointment, selection, or arrangement in such a way that it is favorable to one's purposes or point of view; rig: "In 1937 Roosevelt threatened to pack the court" (New Republic).
1. To place one's belongings in boxes or luggage for transporting or storing.
2. To be susceptible of compact storage: Dishes pack more easily than glasses.
3. To form lumps or masses; become compacted.
Variant of pac.

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