Meaning of PACK in English


[pack] n, often attrib [ME, of LG or D origin; akin to MLG & MD pak pack] (13c) 1 a: a bundle arranged for convenience in carrying esp. on the back b: a group or pile of related objects c (1): a number of individual components packaged as a unit "a ~ of cigarettes" (2): container (3): a compact unitized assembly to perform a specific function (4): a stack of magnetic disks in a container for use as a storage device

2. a: the contents of a bundle b: a large amount or number: heap "a ~ of lies" c: a full set of playing cards 3 a: an act or instance of packing b: a method of packing

4. a: a set of persons with a common interest: clique b: an organized troop (as of Cub Scouts)

5. a (1): a group of domesticated animals trained to hunt or run together (2): a group of often predatory animals of the same kind "a wolf ~" (3): a large group of individuals massed together (as in a race) b: wolf pack

6: a concentrated or compacted mass (as of snow or ice) 7: wet absorbent material for therapeutic application to the body

8. a: a cosmetic paste for the face b: an application or treatment of oils or creams for conditioning the scalp and hair 9: material used in packing

[2]pack vt (14c) 1 a: to make into a compact bundle b: to fill completely "fans ~ed the stadium" c: to fill with packing "~ a joint in a pipe" d: to load with a pack "~ a mule" e: to put in a protective container "goods ~ed for shipment"

2. a: to crowd together b: to increase the density of: compress 3 a: to cause or command to go without ceremony "~ed him off to school" b: to bring to an end: give up--used with up or in "might ~ up the assignment"--used esp. in the phrase pack it in

4: to gather into tight formation: make a pack of (as hounds)

5: to cover or surround with a pack

6. a: to transport on foot or on the back of an animal "~ a canoe overland" b: to wear or carry as equipment "~ a gun" c: to be supplied or equipped with: possess "a storm ~ing hurricane winds" d: to cause or be capable of making (an impact) "a book that ~s a man-sized punch --C. J. Rolo" ~ vi 1 a: to go away without ceremony: depart "simply ~ed up and left" b: quit, stop--used with up or in "why don't you ~ in, before you kill yourself --Millard Lampell"

2. a: to stow goods and equipment for transportation b: to be suitable for packing "a knit dress ~s well" 3 a: to assemble in a group: congregate b: to crowd together

4: to become built up or compacted in a layer or mass "the ore ~ed into a stony mass"

5. a: to carry goods or equipment b: to travel with one's baggage (as by horse) -- pack.abil.i.ty n -- adj [3]pack vt [obs. pack to make a secret agreement] (1587) 1: to influence the composition of (as a political agency) so as to bring about a desired result "~ a jury"

2. archaic: to arrange (the cards in a pack) so as to cheat [4]pack adj [perh. fr. obs. pack to make a secret agreement] (1701) chiefly Scot: intimate

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