- a bundle of something, usually of small or medium size, that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel.
- a container, as a box or case, in which something is or may be packed.
- something conceived of as a compact unit having particular characteristics: That child is a package of mischief.
- the packing of goods, freight, etc.
- a finished product contained in a unit that is suitable for immediate installation and operation, as a power or heating unit.
- a group, combination, or series of related parts or elements to be accepted or rejected as a single unit.
- a complete program produced for the theater, television, etc., or a series of these, sold as a unit.
- to make or put into a package.
- to design and manufacture a package for (a product or series of related products): They package their soaps in eye-catching wrappers.
- to group or combine (a series of related parts) into a single unit.
- to combine the various elements of (a tour, entertainment, etc.) for sale as a unit.
Origin of package
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1. Package, pack, packet, parcel refer to a bundle or to something fastened together. A package is a bundle of things packed and wrapped: a package from the drugstore. A pack is a large bundle or bale of things put or fastened together, usually wrapped up or in a bag, case, etc., to be carried by a person or a beast of burden: a peddler's pack. A packet, originally a package of letters or dispatches, is a small package or bundle: a packet of gems. A parcel is an object or objects wrapped up to form a single, small bundle: a parcel containing two dresses. 2. carton.
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Examples from the Web for package
Place the package, folded side up, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.The Barefoot Contessa’s Tasty Trip to Paris
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Now the city fills with travelers on package tours who stay at ultra-modern hotels and spend their money at glittering malls.For Rent: Priceless Historic Sites
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Ultimately, though, “his dad rented it to us for $500… I need to send him a package of swag.”Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew
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He would load his chair with groceries and other purchases, once a 30-roll package of toilet paper.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won
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The euphemism of “collateral damage” comes with that package.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’
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She drew a package from the locker and looked at it ruefully.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
She tried to replace the package of letters exactly as she had found them.
Something connected with the package of letters in your lap?
Rosa bent suddenly forward, and placed the package in Dilly's lap.Meadow Grass
Pete tied the package, wiped his hands, and went heavily out.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
- any wrapped or boxed object or group of objects
- a proposition, offer, or thing for sale in which separate items are offered together as a single or inclusive unit
- (as modifier)a package holiday; a package deal
- a complete unit consisting of a number of component parts sold separately
- the act or process of packing or packaging
- computing a set of programs designed for a specific type of problem in statistics, production control, etc, making it unnecessary for a separate program to be written for each problem
- US and Canadian another word for pack 1 (def. 8)
- to wrap in or put into a package
- to design and produce a package for (retail goods)
- to group (separate items) together as a single unit
- to compile (complete books) for a publisher to market
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Word Origin and History for package
1915, from package (n.). Related: Packaged; packaging.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper