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What is packing?
Packing is the act of grouping items into a container, especially for storing or moving the items.
Packing can also describe the container or wrapping itself used to pack items.
Example: The packing on this Christmas gift is too hard to get off!
Where does packing come from?
The first records of the term packing come from around 1350. It comes from the Middle English pakking. It combines the verb pack, meaning to collect items together into a container, and the suffix –ing, which creates nouns out of verbs to express the action of the verb.
Packing is also a synonym for packaging. This can be either the wrapping or boxing around a product or shipment or the protective contents within to protect objects being shipped, such as Bubble Wrap or those messy packing peanuts that get all over the floor.
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What are some other forms related to packing?
- underpacking (noun)
- overpacking (noun)
What are some synonyms for packing?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing packing?
How is packing used in real life?
Packing as a noun is commonly used to refer to the action of placing items in compact form to move or store them.
Packing is always fun, especially for 3 months…
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) July 19, 2014
if you’re packing to go somewhere. and leave your suitcase open. i’m allowed to climb inside. and then you have to take me with you. it’s the law
— Thoughts of Dog® (@dog_feelings) October 26, 2018
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Is packing used correctly in the following sentence?
Yuck, all of my packages came with packing peanuts to protect the items!
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In your home, you can use crumpled paper or packing material.The safest ways to stay warm during a power outage|John Kennedy|February 18, 2021|Popular-Science
Recyclable packing is something we want a brand to have whenever possible.The online grocery startup betting big on the pandemic shift in grocery shopping|Rachel King|January 3, 2021|Fortune
The phrase “court packing” is a pejorative—stacking the deck, changing the rules.Beyond Court Packing: The Supreme Court Has Always Been Political|James D. Zirin|November 2, 2020|Time
They have a square base, which is important for optimal packing.How (and Why) to Execute the Perfect Canoe Portage|Alex Hutchinson|September 9, 2020|Outside Online
Fishman says it’s cheaper for him to sell his products in brick and mortar stores than to sell them on Amazon, because of the cut Amazon takes for packing and shipping.Many Companies Won't Survive the Pandemic. Amazon Will Emerge Stronger Than Ever|Alana Semuels|July 28, 2020|Time
The West is packing up, victorious in battle but defeated in war.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last weekend a family slipped out at four in the morning, packing their bags and leaving out the side door without a word.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?|Nina Strochlic|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any Miss America contestant who betrays herself to be a sexually autonomous being will be quickly sent packing.
The logistics are a pain in the ass, packing stuff for two days spending time at his place—will it rain, should I take boots?
Instead of packing the courts with judges, it had packed the courthouses with defendants.
Their method of curing the leaves was to air-dry them and then packing them until wanted for use.
Nothing doubtful or "reputed" ever arrived in the huge packing-cases consigned to Walls End Castle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The engine did not answer very well, for the packing in the pole stuffing box used to burn out, and a cloud of steam escaped.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
While we were packing grub and bedding on Piegan's extra horse, Lyn joined us, wrapped from head to heel in a yellow slicker.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was soon very quick in separating the fibres from the pulp and spreading them out to dry before packing.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for packing
- material used to cushion packed goods
- (as modifier)a packing needle
- the application of a medical pack
- gauze or other absorbent material for packing a wound