[ pak-ij ]
See synonyms for: packagepackagedpackagespackaging on

  1. a bundle of something, usually of small or medium size, that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel.

  2. a container, as a box or case, in which something is or may be packed.

  1. something conceived of as a compact unit having particular characteristics: That child is a package of mischief.

  2. the packing of goods, freight, etc.

  3. a finished product contained in a unit that is suitable for immediate installation and operation, as a power or heating unit.

  4. a group, combination, or series of related parts or elements to be accepted or rejected as a single unit.

  5. a complete program produced for the theater, television, etc., or a series of these, sold as a unit.

verb (used with object),pack·aged, pack·ag·ing.
  1. to make or put into a package.

  2. to design and manufacture a package for (a product or series of related products): They package their soaps in eye-catching wrappers.

  1. to group or combine (a series of related parts) into a single unit.

  2. to combine the various elements of (a tour, entertainment, etc.) for sale as a unit.

Origin of package

First recorded in 1605–15, package is from the Dutch word pakkage “baggage.” See pack1, -age

synonym study For package

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.

Other words for package

Other words from package

  • pack·age·a·ble, adjective
  • mis·pack·age, verb (used with object), mis·pack·aged, mis·pack·ag·ing.
  • mis·pack·aged, adjective
  • sub·pack·age, noun
  • un·pack·aged, adjective

Words Nearby package Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use package in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for package


/ (ˈpækɪdʒ) /

  1. 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

  1. a complete unit consisting of a number of component parts sold separately

  2. the act or process of packing or packaging

  3. 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

  4. US and Canadian another word for pack 1 (def. 8)

  1. to wrap in or put into a package

  2. to design and produce a package for (retail goods)

  1. to group (separate items) together as a single unit

  2. to compile (complete books) for a publisher to market

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