[ pak-uh-jing ]


  1. an act or instance of packing pack or forming packages:

    At the end of the production line is a machine for packaging.

  2. the package in which merchandise is sold or displayed:

    Attractive packaging can help sell a product.


/ ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ /


    1. the box or wrapping in which a product is offered for sale
    2. the design of such a box or wrapping, esp with reference to its ability to attract customers
  1. the presentation of a person, product, television programme, etc, to the public in a way designed to build up a favourable image
  2. the work of a packager

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Word History and Origins

Origin of packaging1

First recorded in 1870–75; package + -ing 1
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Example Sentences

We spent 2020 redesigning our packaging and communications with the branding firm Hatch in San Francisco.

From Fortune

To translate this aesthetic to go, takeout food is creatively wrapped in compostable packaging and adorned with colorful custom labels.

From Eater

Prata, in Portugal, agrees that the plastic wastes made of PPE and packaging will be an environmental challenge.

Among other accusations, the plaintiffs argue they “were tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing” based on Subway’s labeling, packaging and advertising.

Food packaging films that contain several layers of different plastic are particularly tricky to take apart.

Zumbiel Packaging A Kentucky-based manufacturer of paperboard packaging for consumer goods.

They were among the first companies to begin packaging baby food in glass jars instead of cans.

Limited Edition packaging features 3D black and white lenticulars and a serialized number on each of the box sets.

Dozens of new brands are packaging whiskey bought in bulk from Indiana.

The packaging, he reported, was “nice,” though he found the customer service lacking.

Adequate refrigeration is requisite both to chill the curd before molding and to preserve it after packaging.

Jacob amused himself by rigging a fishing line out of some of the packaging material that contained his food.

Lower right: The modern packaging during the final years of domestic manufacture.

This force packaging capability is an advantage unique to the U.S.

The profit—anything leftover after buying packaging and paying postage.





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