1. filled to capacity; full: They've had a packed theater for every performance.
  2. pressed together; dense; compressed: packed snow.
  3. abundantly supplied with a specified element (used in combination): an action-packed movie.

Origin of packed

First recorded in 1770–80; pack1 + -ed2
Related formsmis·packed, adjectivewell-packed, adjective
Can be confusedpacked pact Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for well-packed

Historical Examples of well-packed

  • The roof was to be of poles heavily covered with well-packed earth.

    The War-Trail Fort

    James Willard Schultz

  • It would be a waste of money and effort to attempt to store any but clean, sound, well-matured, well-packed grapes.

  • Later, I knew, this drift would be harmless enough; there was sufficient local traffic here to establish a well-packed trail.

    Over Prairie Trails

    Frederick Philip Grove

  • Not a twitch of the well-packed muscles, not a quiver of the eyelash nor a swelling of the throat betrayed any fear.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • “Marche donc,” cried Louis, and the team was away, the toboggan slipping smoothly over the well-packed trail.

    South from Hudson Bay

    E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill

British Dictionary definitions for well-packed


  1. completely filled; fulla packed theatre
  2. (of a picnic type of meal) prepared and put in a container or containers beforehand; prepackeda packed lunch
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