Meaning of PACK in English


noun a shook of cask staves.

2. pack ·noun a pact.

3. pack ·vi to depart in haste;

— generally with off or away.

4. pack ·noun a number or quantity of connected or similar things.

5. pack ·noun a number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.

6. pack ·noun a bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously.

7. pack ·noun to contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.

8. pack ·noun a loose, lewd, or worthless person. ·see baggage.

9. pack ·add. ·vt to cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;.

10. pack ·vi to gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.

11. pack ·noun to sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.

12. pack ·noun a large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.

13. pack ·noun to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. ·see pack, ·noun, 5.

14. pack ·add. ·vt to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.

15. pack ·vi to unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.

xvi. pack ·noun a number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.

xvii. pack ·vi to make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.

xviii. pack ·add. ·noun the forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage.

xix. pack ·noun to transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (·i.e., on the backs of men or beasts).

xx. pack ·noun to load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.

xxi. pack ·noun a full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.

xxii. pack ·noun a number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.

xxiii. pack ·noun hence: to bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes.

xxiv. pack ·noun a bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods.

xxv. pack ·noun an envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, ·etc., according to the method of treatment.

xxvi. pack ·noun to cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; ·esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly;

— sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school.

xxvii. pack ·vi to admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well.

xxviii. pack ·noun to make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as to pack goods in a box; to pack fish.

xxix. pack ·noun to render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine.

xxx. pack ·noun to fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater.

xxxi. pack ·add. ·noun in hydropathic practice, a wrapping of blankets or sheets called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, ·etc., according to the condition of the blankets or sheets used, put about a patient to give him treatment; also, the fact or condition of being so treated.

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