Definition of "packing" []

  • The act or process of one that packs. (noun)
  • The processing and packaging of manufactured products, especially food products. (noun)
  • A material used to prevent leakage or seepage, as around a pipe joint. (noun)
  • The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes. (noun)
  • The material so used; a pack. (noun)
  • Material used to cushion packed goods (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)
  • The packaging of foodstuffs (noun)
  • The application of a medical pack (noun)
  • Gauze or other absorbent material for packing a wound (noun)
  • Sheets of material, esp paper, used to cover the platen or impression cylinder of a letterpress machine (noun)
  • Any substance or material used to make watertight or gastight joints, esp in a stuffing box (noun)
  • Pieces of material of various thicknesses used to adjust the position of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "packing" in a sentence
  • "Another important point in packing is to keep food from becoming soggy in the box."
  • "The phrase packing the Court—always pejorative, imputing one-sidedness—burst on the scene in 1936 in criticism of President Franklin Roosevelt’s plan to appoint a new Supreme Court justice every time one of the “nine old men” a phrase coined by the columnists Drew Pearson and Robert S. Allen reached the age of seventy and refused to step down."
  • "The couple said they are going to begin packing their belongings."