Definition of "packet" []

  • A small package or bundle. (noun)
  • Informal A sizable sum of money. (noun)
  • A boat, usually a coastal or river steamer, that plies a regular route and carries passengers, freight, and mail. (noun)
  • A short block of data transmitted in a packet switching network. (noun)
  • A small or medium-sized container of cardboard, paper, etc, often together with its contents (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.

  • A small package; parcel (noun)
  • A boat that transports mail, passengers, goods, etc, on a fixed short route (noun)
  • A large sum of money (noun)
  • A unit into which a larger piece of data is broken down for more efficient transmission (noun)
  • To wrap up in a packet or as a packet (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "packet" in a sentence
  • "Except now I can't remember if it's a 500g packet of butter or a 250g packet*."
  • "But hey, if you want shitty-quality video, the stagnation of VOIP, and extremely-laggy surgery-at-a-distance just because “a packet is a packet is a packet”, then by all means get the government to ban stuff like DPI."
  • "The underlying misunderstanding behind the “debate” about Net Neutrality and DPI boils down to “a packet is a packet is a packet”."