Meaning of PACK in English
/pak/ , n.
1. a group of things wrapped or tied together for easy handling or carrying; a bundle, esp. one to be carried on the back of an animal or a person: a mule pack; a hiker's pack.
2. a definite quantity or standard measure of something wrapped up or otherwise assembled for merchandising (sometimes used in combination): a pack of cigarettes; a six-pack of beer.
3. the quantity of something that is packaged, canned, or the like, at one time, in one season, etc.: last year's salmon pack.
4. a group of people or things: a pack of fools; a pack of lies.
5. a group of certain animals of the same kind, esp. predatory ones: a pack of wolves.
6. Hunting. a number of hounds, esp. foxhounds and beagles, regularly used together in a hunt.
7. a complete set of playing cards, usually 52 in number; deck.
9. a considerable area of pieces of floating ice driven or packed together.
10. Metalworking. a pile of metal sheets for hot-rolling together.
a. a wrapping of the body in wet or dry clothes for therapeutic purposes.
b. the cloths so used.
c. Obs. the state of being so wrapped.
a. Also called pack wall . a rubble wall for supporting a roof.
b. any of various other roof supports of timber, timber and rubble, or rubble and wire mesh.
13. a cosmetic material, usually of a pastelike consistency, applied either to the face or to the hair and scalp: a mud pack; a beauty pack; a henna pack.
14. pac 2 (def. 1).
15. Obs. a plot; conspiracy.
16. Obs. a low or worthless person.
17. to make into a pack or bundle.
18. to form into a group or compact mass.
19. to fill with anything compactly arranged: to pack a trunk.
20. to put into or arrange compactly in a trunk, valise, etc., as for traveling or storage: I packed a two-week supply of clothes for the trip.
21. to press or crowd together within; cram: The crowd packed the gallery.
22. to prepare for marketing by putting into containers or packages: to pack fruit for shipping.
23. to make airtight, vaportight, or watertight by stuffing: to pack the piston of a steam engine.
24. to cover or envelop with something pressed closely around.
25. to load, as with packs: We packed the mules and then set off for the lake.
26. to carry or wear, esp. as part of one's usual equipment: to pack a gun.
27. Informal. to deliver (a powerful blow, strong message, etc.): He packs a better punch than any heavyweight in years. His speech packed a powerful plea for peace.
28. to treat with a therapeutic pack.
29. to pack goods in compact form, as for transportation or storage (often fol. by up ).
30. to place clothes and personal items in a suitcase, trunk, etc., preparatory to traveling.
31. to be capable of or suitable for compact storage or packing for transportation: articles that pack well.
32. to crowd together, as persons: The audience packed into the auditorium.
33. to become compacted: Wet snow packs readily.
34. to collect into a group: The grouse began to pack.
35. pack in or up , to relinquish or give up; quit: One failure was no reason to pack the whole experiment in. After thirty years of touring, the violinist packed his career up and retired.
36. pack it in ,
a. to give up; abandon one's efforts: In 1972 we packed it in and moved back to Florida.
b. to cease being a nuisance.
37. pack off or away ,
a. to dispatch: We packed the kids off to camp for the summer.
b. to leave hastily.
38. transporting, or used in transporting, a pack or load: pack animals.
39. compressed into a pack; packed.
40. used in or adapted for packing: pack equipment.
41. Chiefly Scot. (of animals) tame.
[ 1175-1225; (n.) ME pak, packe pac or perh. MLG pak ; (v.) ME pakken ]
Syn. 1. See package. 4. band, company, crew. 5. See flock 1
/pak/ , v.t.
to choose, collect, arrange, or manipulate (cards, persons, facts, etc.) so as to serve one's own purposes: to pack the deck; to pack a jury.
[ 1520-30; perh. var. of PACT ]
/pak/ , adj.
Scot. very friendly or intimate.
[ 1780-90; perh. special use of PACK 1 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012