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Definition of "pack" []

  • A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle. (noun)
  • A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal. (noun)
  • The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season. (noun)
  • A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items: a pack of matches. (noun)
  • A complete set of related items: a pack of cards. (noun)
  • A bundle or load, esp one carried on the back (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A collected amount of anything (noun)
  • A complete set of similar things, esp a set of 52 playing cards (noun)
  • A group of animals of the same kind, esp hunting animals (noun)
  • Any group or band that associates together, esp for criminal purposes (noun)
  • The forwards of a team or both teams collectively, as in a scrum or in rucking (noun)
  • The basic organizational unit of Cub Scouts and Brownie Guides (noun)
  • A small package, carton, or container, used to retail commodities, esp foodstuffs, cigarettes, etc (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A small or medium-sized container of cardboard, paper, etc, often together with its contents (noun)
  • The quantity of something, such as food, packaged for preservation (noun)
  • A sheet or blanket, either damp or dry, for wrapping about the body, esp for its soothing effect (noun)
  • A material such as cotton or gauze for temporarily filling a bodily cavity, esp to control bleeding (noun)
  • A roof support, esp one made of rubble (noun)
  • A parachute folded and ready for use (noun)
  • To place or arrange (articles) in (a container), such as clothes in a suitcase (verb)
  • To roll up into a bundle (verb)
  • To press tightly together; cram (verb)
  • To fit (many things, experiences, etc) into a limited space or time (verb)
  • To form (snow, ice, etc) into a hard compact mass or (of snow, ice, etc) to become compacted (verb)
  • To press in or cover tightly (verb)
  • To load (a horse, donkey, etc) with a burden (verb)
  • To send away or go away, esp hastily (verb)
  • To seal (a joint) by inserting a layer of compressible material between the faces (verb)
  • To fill (a bearing or gland) with grease to lubricate it (verb)
  • To separate (two adjoining components) so that they have a predetermined gap between them, by introducing shims, washers, plates, etc (verb)
  • To treat with a pack (verb)
  • To be capable of inflicting (a blow) (verb)
  • To carry or wear habitually (verb)
  • To form a scrum (verb)
  • To carry (goods), esp on the back (verb)

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Use "pack" in a sentence
  • "A pack of cards; the expression was very common; _deck_, five lines lower, was often used for _pack_."
  • "'No, not stunning _pack_,' growled Jack, '_splendid_ pack -- "this splendid pack had a stunning run."'"
  • "Next, Canetti goes back to tribal cultures to explore what he calls the pack, which is a more primitive form of the crowd."