Origin of packaging
- 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.
Origin of package
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Examples from the Web for packaging
Dozens of new brands are packaging whiskey bought in bulk from Indiana.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana
July 28, 2014
The packaging, he reported, was “nice,” though he found the customer service lacking.Quality Bud, but Like, Whoa, The Prices
Kelly Williams Brown
July 26, 2014
The strips commonly focus on a single toy, or technique, and cover uses not specifically addressed on the packaging.‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip
May 10, 2014
Even if half of that weight represented the packaging material, it was still a significant number of batteries.Flight 370 Was Carrying 440 Pounds of Dangerous Batteries
May 1, 2014
From a purely environmental standpoint, the statistics in favor of Tetra Pak packaging are astounding.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore
March 15, 2014
After passing him, the washing machines went to the packaging section.Cost of Living
A popular type and packaging of mild Cheddar, originally English.The Complete Book of Cheese
Robert Carlton Brown
They roast it, grind it, and then it goes into these hoppers, and then down to the packaging machinery.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Adequate refrigeration is requisite both to chill the curd before molding and to preserve it after packaging.The Book of Cheese
Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Jacob amused himself by rigging a fishing line out of some of the packaging material that contained his food.The Reluctant Weapon
Howard L. Myers
- the box or wrapping in which a product is offered for sale
- the design of such a box or wrapping, esp with reference to its ability to attract customers
- the presentation of a person, product, television programme, etc, to the public in a way designed to build up a favourable image
- the work of a packager
- 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
Word Origin and History for packaging
1915, from package (n.). Related: Packaged; packaging.