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    pack - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pack

    Definition
    (noun) a large indefinite number
    Example Sentence
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
    Definition
    (noun) a complete collection of similar things Definition
    (noun) a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film) Definition
    (noun) an association of criminals
    Synonyms : gang , mob , ring
    Example Sentence
    • police tried to break up the gang
    • a pack of thieves
    Definition
    (noun) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
    Synonyms : camp , clique , coterie , ingroup , inner circle
    Definition
    (noun) a group of hunting animals Definition
    (noun) a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
    Synonyms : face pack
    Definition
    (noun) a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect Definition
    (noun) a bundle (especially one carried on the back) Definition
    (verb) arrange in a container
    Example Sentence
    • pack the books into the boxes
    Definition
    (verb) fill to capacity
    Example Sentence
    • This singer always packs the concert halls
    • The murder trial packed the court house
    Definition
    (verb) compress into a wad
    Synonyms : bundle , compact , wad
    Example Sentence
    • wad paper into the box
    Definition
    (verb) carry, as on one's back
    Example Sentence
    • Pack your tents to the top of the mountain
    Definition
    (verb) set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome
    Example Sentence
    • pack a jury
    Definition
    (verb) have with oneself; have on one's person
    Synonyms : carry , take
    Example Sentence
    • She always takes an umbrella
    • I always carry money
    • She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains
    Definition
    (verb) press tightly together or cram
    Synonyms : jam , mob , pile , throng
    Example Sentence
    • The crowd packed the auditorium
    Definition
    (verb) hike with a backpack
    Synonyms : backpack
    Example Sentence
    • Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies
    Definition
    (verb) press down tightly
    Synonyms : tamp , tamp down
    Example Sentence
    • tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso
    Definition
    (verb) seal with packing
    Example Sentence
    • pack the faucet
    Definition
    (verb) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
    Synonyms : compact
    Example Sentence
    • This powder compacts easily
    • Such odd-shaped items do not pack well
    Definition
    (verb) load with a pack
    Synonyms : load down
    Definition
    (verb) treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood
    Example Sentence
    • The nurse packed gauze in the wound
    • You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice
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