package

[pak-ij]
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noun
  1. a bundle of something, usually of small or medium size, that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel.
  2. a container, as a box or case, in which something is or may be packed.
  3. something conceived of as a compact unit having particular characteristics: That child is a package of mischief.
  4. the packing of goods, freight, etc.
  5. a finished product contained in a unit that is suitable for immediate installation and operation, as a power or heating unit.
  6. a group, combination, or series of related parts or elements to be accepted or rejected as a single unit.
  7. a complete program produced for the theater, television, etc., or a series of these, sold as a unit.
verb (used with object), pack·aged, pack·ag·ing.
  1. to make or put into a package.
  2. to design and manufacture a package for (a product or series of related products): They package their soaps in eye-catching wrappers.
  3. to group or combine (a series of related parts) into a single unit.
  4. to combine the various elements of (a tour, entertainment, etc.) for sale as a unit.

Origin of package

First recorded in 1605–15, package is from the Dutch word pakkage baggage. See pack1, -age
Related formspack·age·a·ble, adjectivemis·pack·age, verb (used with object), mis·pack·aged, mis·pack·ag·ing.mis·pack·aged, adjectivesub·pack·age, nounun·pack·aged, adjective

Synonyms for package

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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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Related Words for unpackaged

bulk, unpackaged

British Dictionary definitions for unpackaged

package

noun
  1. any wrapped or boxed object or group of objects
    1. a proposition, offer, or thing for sale in which separate items are offered together as a single or inclusive unit
    2. (as modifier)a package holiday; a package deal
  2. a complete unit consisting of a number of component parts sold separately
  3. the act or process of packing or packaging
  4. 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
  5. US and Canadian another word for pack 1 (def. 8)
verb (tr)
  1. to wrap in or put into a package
  2. to design and produce a package for (retail goods)
  3. to group (separate items) together as a single unit
  4. to compile (complete books) for a publisher to market
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Word Origin and History for unpackaged

package

n.

1530s, "the act of packing," from pack (n.) + -age; or from cognate Dutch pakkage "baggage." The main modern sense of "bundle, parcel" is first attested 1722. Package deal is from 1952.

package

v.

1915, from package (n.). Related: Packaged; packaging.

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