- 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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- 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
Word Origin and History for unpackaged
1915, from package (n.). Related: Packaged; packaging.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper