1. filled to capacity; full: They've had a packed theater for every performance.
  2. pressed together; dense; compressed: packed snow.
  3. abundantly supplied with a specified element (used in combination): an action-packed movie.

Origin of packed

First recorded in 1770–80; pack1 + -ed2
Related formsmis·packed, adjectivewell-packed, adjective
Can be confusedpacked pact Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for mispacked


  1. completely filled; fulla packed theatre
  2. (of a picnic type of meal) prepared and put in a container or containers beforehand; prepackeda packed lunch
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