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Definition of "packets" []

  • A bundle or load, esp one carried on the back (noun)
  • (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)
  • Plural form of packet. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of packet. (verb)

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Use "packets" in a sentence
  • "The eight foundation cards, as they appear in the deal (whether they fall on the corner or on the side packets), are to be at once played in the space reserved for them, and on these may be played any suitable cards which in dealing fall _on either of the four corner packets_; but when a card (otherwise suitable) falls on either of the _side packets_, it may not be played unless the foundation to which it belongs happens to be the one _immediately adjoining the side packet on which that card fell in dealing_."
  • "In the United Kingdom a number of varieties of loose Tea sold in packets from the 1940s to the 1970s contained tea cards."
  • "This just goes to show that merely looking at the source address of the packets is a lousy way to track back the true source of an attack — yet that lousy practice seems to be standard, among people who like to blame an attack on the Chinese, or North Koreans, or Russians."