Definitions of pack

  1. a large indefinite number; " a battalion of ants"; " a multitude of TV antennas"
  2. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  3. have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; " This powder compacts easily"; " Such odd- shaped items do not pack well"
  4. a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
  5. an association of criminals; " police tried to break up the gang"; " a pack of thieves"
  6. press tightly together or cram; " The crowd packed the auditorium"
  7. load with a pack
  8. 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"
  9. a small parcel ( as of cigarettes or film)
  10. a bundle ( especially one carried on the back)
  11. a sheet or blanket ( either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
  12. a group of hunting animals
  13. a complete collection of similar things
  14. carry, as on one's back; " Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"
  15. press down tightly; " tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
  16. a large indefinite number; " a battalion of ants"; " a multitude of TV antennas"; " a plurality of religions"
  17. 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".
  18. arrange in a container; " pack the books into the boxes"
  19. seal with packing; " pack the faucet"
  20. fill to capacity; " This singer always packs the concert halls"; " They murder trial packed the court house"
  21. set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; " pack a jury"
  22. 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.
  23. The forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage.
  24. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;
  25. A pact.
  26. 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.
  27. A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.
  28. A number or quantity of connected or similar things
  29. A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.
  30. A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.
  31. A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.
  32. A shook of cask staves.
  33. A bundle of sheet- iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
  34. An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
  35. A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. To sort and arrange ( the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.
  39. 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.
  40. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
  41. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.
  42. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack ( i. e., on the backs of men or beasts).
  43. To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
  44. 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.
  45. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
  46. 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.
  47. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
  48. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.
  49. 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.
  50. To depart in haste; - generally with off or away.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Packer.
  54. 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.
  55. To press together and fasten up: to place in close order: to select persons for some unjust object.
  56. A bundle; load; set of cards; number of hounds.
  57. To make into a package; crowd together; fill.
  58. To fit snugly together; stow; compress; make tight.
  59. To send, load, or carry as or with a pack.
  60. A bundle; collection; heap; mass.
  61. A full set, as of cards; a group, gang, or band.
  62. A bundle; a burden; a set of cards; a number of hounds; a number of persons united in a bad design; a great number.
  63. 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.
  64. To be packed; to go in haste.
  65. to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.

Usage examples for pack

  1. " Find out who he is and what he wants," says he, " and then pack him off. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. I'll pack it outside before I go, so it will have all day to- morrow out in the sun. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  3. Now I'm going up to pack. – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  4. May I begin and pack for Italy now? – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  5. Now I am losing no time in writing to say that you must pack up and come to me here, at once, and make this your home for as long as ever you like to make it so. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  6. Now I must go and pack." – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  7. " A pack o' cairds? – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  8. A lean man with a pack on his back was running desperately. – We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  9. She went to her room and began to pack her things. – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  10. Pack her off as soon as you can. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  11. All the pack are out, said Leo grimly, and Rassen has brought a second mount with him. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  12. Pack up my things. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  13. Whatever the number was, the crowd was very great,- so great that one might well feel alarmed for the safety of any delicate person who was in the pack which formed itself at one place in the course of the evening. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. Then- if you'd seen enough of Los Angeles, I'd ask you to let your Irish girl pack up. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  15. She's waiting for them to come pack. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn
  16. But first they must have something to eat- out of Isak's well- filled pack. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  17. He carried his rifle and a heavy pack. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  18. Yet they stood aside and let the pack horses go by like men in a dream! – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. By- and- by Mac came out with a pack, and said he'd be back in a day or two. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)