package

[ pak-ij ]
/ ˈpæk ɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), pack·aged, pack·ag·ing.


Nearby words

  1. pack wall,
  2. pack-horse,
  3. pack-rat,
  4. pack-year,
  5. packable,
  6. package deal,
  7. package store,
  8. package tour,
  9. packager,
  10. packaging

Origin of package

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

SYNONYMS 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. 2. carton.

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British Dictionary definitions for package

package

/ (ˈpækɪdʒ) /

noun

verb (tr)

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Word Origin and History for package
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