- packpack1 [pak]n.[ME pakke < MDu pak < MFl pac: term carried throughout Europe via the Low Countries' wool trade (as in Fr pacque, It pacco, Ir pac, ML paccus)]1. a large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a man or animal; load; burden2. a container in which something may be stored compactly [parachute pack]3. a number of similar or related persons or things; specif.,a) a group or collection [a pack of lies]b) a package of a standard number [a pack of cigarettes]c) FILM PACKd) a set of playing cards; decke) a set of hunting houndsf) a number of wild animals living and hunting togetherg) a united group; gang; set4. ICE PACK5.a) treatment by wrapping a patient in blankets or sheets that are wet or dry and hot or coldb) the blankets or sheets used6. any of various cosmetic pastes applied to the skin and left to dry [mudpack]7.a) the amount of food put in cans, etc. in a season or yearb) a method of packing or canning [cold pack]vt.[ME pakken]1. to make a pack, or bundle, of2.a) to put together compactly in a box, trunk, etc. for carrying or storingb) to fill (a box, bag, trunk, etc.) for carrying or storing3. to put (food) in (cans, boxes, etc.) for preservation or sale4.a) to fill closely; crowd; cram [a hall packed with people]b) to crowd or press (people) together5. to fill in or surround tightly for protection, prevention of leaks, etc. [to pack valves]6. to press together firmly [packed earth]7. to load (an animal) with a pack8. to carry (goods, equipment, etc.) in or as in a pack: said of an animal9. to treat with a PACK1 (n. 5a)10. to send (off), usually in haste [to pack a boy off to school ]☆ 11. Slang to wear or carry (a gun, etc.), esp. habitually12. Slanga) to deliver or be able to deliver (a blow, punch, etc.) with forceb) to provide or contain [a play that packs a message]vi.1. to make up packs2. to put one's clothes, belongings, etc. into luggage for a trip [an hour in which to pack]3. to press, crowd, or throng together in a small space4. to admit of being folded compactly, put in a container, etc. [a suit that packs well ]☆ 5. to settle into a compact or solid mass6. to go away in haste: sometimes with offadj.1.a) used in packingb) suitable for packing2. formed in a pack or packs3. used for carrying packs, loads, etc. [a pack animal]SYN.- BUNDLE, GROUP——————pack it inSlang to give up or stop trying, as in discouragement——————send packingto dismiss (a person) abruptlypackableadj.pack2 [pak]vt.[< ? PACT, but infl. by PACK1]to choose or arrange (a jury, court, etc.) in such a way as to get desired decisions, results, etc.pack3 [pak]adj.[prob. altered < pact, ult. < L pactus: see PACT]Scot. closely acquainted; intimate
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.