Definitions of pack

  1. To be packed; to go in haste.
  2. To fit snugly together; stow; compress; make tight.
  3. To send, load, or carry as or with a pack.
  4. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;
  5. To stow away, or to press into a bundle, as goods for carrying; to fill closely; as, to pack a trunk; to crowd together; as, to pack people in a room; to press into a hard mass; as, to pack earth; dismiss or discharge.
  6. To press together and fasten up: to place in close order: to select persons for some unjust object.
  7. To make into a package; crowd together; fill.
  8. to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.
  9. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
  10. 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.
  11. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
  12. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.
  13. To depart in haste; - generally with off or away.
  14. To press into a hard mass; as, ice packs together; to stow things for safety or carrying; to admit of being stowed; as, these articles pack well; depart or remove in haste.
  15. press tightly together or cram; " The crowd packed the auditorium"
  16. have with oneself; have on one's person; " She always takes an umbrella"; " I always carry money"; " She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
  17. carry, as on one's back; " Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"
  18. press down tightly; " tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
  19. To place and press together; to put together and bind fast; to send in haste; to load; to put together, as cards, so as unfairly to win; to select and bring together, as persons, to gain some cause unfairly.
  20. To bind together tightly and firmly; to place in close order; to select and put together persons for an unjust object, as to pack a jury; to tie up goods for carriage; to go or send off in a hurry.
  21. a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
  22. a small parcel ( as of cigarettes or film)
  23. a bundle ( especially one carried on the back)
  24. a sheet or blanket ( either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
  25. a group of hunting animals
  26. a complete collection of similar things
  27. a large indefinite number; " a battalion of ants"; " a multitude of TV antennas"; " a plurality of religions"
  28. treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood; " The nurse packed gauze in the wound".
  29. arrange in a container; " pack the books into the boxes"
  30. seal with packing; " pack the faucet"
  31. fill to capacity; " This singer always packs the concert halls"; " They murder trial packed the court house"
  32. set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; " pack a jury"
  33. 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.
  34. The forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage.
  35. A pact.
  36. 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.
  37. A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.
  38. A number or quantity of connected or similar things
  39. A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.
  40. A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.
  41. A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.
  42. A shook of cask staves.
  43. A bundle of sheet- iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
  44. An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
  45. A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. To sort and arrange ( the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.
  49. 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.
  50. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
  51. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.
  52. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack ( i. e., on the backs of men or beasts).
  53. To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  56. Packer.
  57. That which is bound up together: a bundle: a burden: a complete set of cards: a number of hounds hunting, or kept together: a number of persons combined for bad purposes: any great number.
  58. A bundle; load; set of cards; number of hounds.
  59. A bundle; collection; heap; mass.
  60. A full set, as of cards; a group, gang, or band.
  61. A bundle; a burden; a set of cards; a number of hounds; a number of persons united in a bad design; a great number.
  62. A bundle or bale tied up for convenient carriage; a load; a set of playing cards; a body of hounds for hunting; a number of persons confederated, in an ill sense.