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Noun: packing  pa-king
  1. Any material used especially to protect something
    - packing material, wadding
  2. The enclosure of something in a package or box
    - boxing
  3. Carrying something in a pack on the back
    "the packing of oxygen is essential for astronauts";
    - backpacking
  4. The packaging and shipping of goods to a customer; the cost of this
    - handling
Verb: pack  pak
  1. Arrange in a container
    "pack the books into the boxes"
  2. Fill to capacity
    "This singer always packs the concert halls"; "The murder trial packed the court house"
  3. Compress into a wad
    "pack paper into the box";
    - bundle, wad, compact
  4. Carry, as on one's back
    "Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"
  5. Set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome
    "pack a jury"
  6. Have with oneself; have on one's person
    "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains";
    - carry, take
  7. Press tightly together or cram
    "The crowd packed the auditorium";
    - throng, mob, pile, jam
  8. (sport) hike with a backpack
    - backpack
  9. Press down to compact something
    "pack the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso";
    - tamp down, tamp
  10. Seal with packing
    "pack the faucet"
  11. Have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
    "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well";
    - compact
  12. Load with a pack
    - load down
  13. 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
    "The nurse packed gauze in the wound"; "You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"

Derived forms: packings

Type of: appoint, arrange, be, bushwalking [Austral, NZ], care for, carry, case, compact, compress, constitute, crowd, crowd together, encase, enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, feature, fill, fill up, have, hike, hiking, incase, inclosure, lade [archaic], laden, load, load up, material, name, nominate, pack together, rambling [Brit], seal, seal off, set up, stuff, transport, treat, walking [Brit]

Antonym: unpack

Encyclopedia: Packing

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