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.
- 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
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How to use package in a sentence
The design of the payments has emerged as one of the most hotly debated provisions in the rescue package.House Democrats reject plan to sharply curtail $1,400 stimulus payments in coronavirus relief package | Jeff Stein, Erica Werner | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
That’s a good opportunity to check your background for empty snack packages or other possibly embarrassing items you may have left sitting in your camera’s view.Google’s new Green Room feature gets you camera-ready before video meetings | Stan Horaczek | February 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
Efforts to pass an extension before it expired stalled amid disagreements over other elements of the relief package.Airlines warn employees they could be furloughed at the end of March | Lori Aratani | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The latest package contains $350 billion for states and cities, $160 billion for health care costs and $130 billion for schools.State Budgets Are In Tatters. Republicans in Washington Say Too Bad | Philip Elliott | February 4, 2021 | Time
Although Washington made a competitive offer, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Los Angeles Rams won out with a package that included a third-round pick this year, two future first-round picks and quarterback Jared Goff.Washington introduces new execs Martin Mayhew and Marty Hurney as focus shifts to quarterback | Nicki Jhabvala | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
For centuries scientists included God as a part of their explanatory package.
In her newest EP Love Your Boyfriend, she takes the messaging of love songs and places it in an abrasive, sonic package.
Place the package, folded side up, on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
In September, Congress authorized the train-and-equip mission in Syria as part of a larger spending package.U.S. Hasn’t Even Started Training Rebel Army to Fight ISIS | Tim Mak | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now the city fills with travelers on package tours who stay at ultra-modern hotels and spend their money at glittering malls.
This struck Davy as being a very happy idea, and he accordingly printed "Confexionry" on the package in his very best manner.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
Suppose your package is stolen by the cashier or paying teller, is the bank responsible?Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
A court might hold that the man who gave it to him was a fool for entrusting such a package voluntarily with him.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The package was untied, and all the papers gone through and much history was therein contained.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
And the Marquise, who now held the package she had received from the courier, bade the page depart also.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for package
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
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