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[pakt] /pækt/
filled to capacity; full:
They've had a packed theater for every performance.
pressed together; dense; compressed:
packed snow.
abundantly supplied with a specified element (used in combination):
an action-packed movie.
Origin of packed
First recorded in 1770-80; pack1 + -ed2
Related forms
mispacked, adjective
well-packed, adjective
Can be confused
packed, pact. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for well-packed
Historical Examples
  • The roof was to be of poles heavily covered with well-packed earth.

    The War-Trail Fort James Willard Schultz
  • It would be a waste of money and effort to attempt to store any but clean, sound, well-matured, well-packed grapes.

  • Later, I knew, this drift would be harmless enough; there was sufficient local traffic here to establish a well-packed trail.

    Over Prairie Trails Frederick Philip Grove
  • Not a twitch of the well-packed muscles, not a quiver of the eyelash nor a swelling of the throat betrayed any fear.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • “Marche donc,” cried Louis, and the team was away, the toboggan slipping smoothly over the well-packed trail.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • In both we have the public story-teller, surrounded by a well-packed group of fascinated and eager listeners.

    China and the Chinese Herbert Allen Giles
  • Both were armed with rifles, and a well-packed hand-sled trailed behind them.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • Beneath the nest was a well-packed platform several inches thick.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • In a few moments we struck a deep and well-packed goat trail that meandered along a shelf thirty, and in places fifty feet wide.

    With the Indians in the Rockies James Willard Schultz
  • The trifles I bought will soon reach you in a well-packed box.

British Dictionary definitions for well-packed


completely filled; full: a packed theatre
(of a picnic type of meal) prepared and put in a container or containers beforehand; prepacked: a packed lunch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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