In Tahrir Square, liberals were packed tightly together with Brotherhood members.
Against the advice of friends and family, I packed my bags and bought a plane ticket to Kabul.
Last Friday morning, reams of documents filled the room-there were more than 800 binders of them packed against one wall alone.
Gay magazines tend to be packed with celebrity, hunks, and (maybe) some politics.
The opening monologue was packed with witty—and in some cases, snarky—jokes.
I asked him, then, if he knew how many soldiers could be packed into one train.
They were packed in like sardines, and I could find no opening by which I could get to the shore.
There is a whole crowd of them packed like herrings, and all fire and flame.
The skins and meat of these animals were packed upon the horses.
The payrolls are packed with friends of officials and friends of friends.
"bundle," early 13c., probably from a Low German word (cf. Middle Dutch pac, pack "bundle," Middle Low German pak, Middle Flemish pac, attested from late 12c.), originally a term of wool traders in Flanders; or possibly from Old Norse pakki. All are of unknown origin.
Italian pacco is a Dutch loan word; French pacque probably is from Flemish. Meaning "set of persons" (usually of a low character) is c.1300, older than sense of "group of hunting animals" (early 15c.). Extended to collective sets of playing cards (1590s), floating ice (1791), cigarettes (1924), and submarines (1943). Meaning "knapsack on a frame" is attested from 1916. Pack of lies first attested 1763.
c.1300, "to put together in a pack," from pack (n.), possibly influenced by Anglo-French empaker (late 13c.) and Medieval Latin paccare "pack."
Some senses suggesting "make secret arrangement" are from an Elizabethan mispronunciation of pact. Sense of "to carry or convey in a pack" (1805) led to general sense of "to carry in any manner;" hence to pack heat "carry a gun," underworld slang from 1940s; "to be capable of delivering" (a punch, etc.), from 1921. Related: Packed; packing.
v. packed, pack·ing, packs
To fill, stuff, plug, or tampon.
To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
The swathing of a patient or a body part in hot, cold, wet, or dry materials, such as cloth towels, sheets, or blankets.
The materials so used.
An ice pack; an ice bag.
Armed, esp with a pistol; carrying: The policeman was packed before he raided the building (packed 1980s+ Teenagers, packing 1990s+)