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  1. pack
    IPA[pak]
  2. noun

    • 1. a small cardboard or paper container and the items contained within it:

      a pack of cigarettes
    • 2. a set of playing cards.

    • 3. a collection of related documents, especially one kept in a folder:

      an information pack
    • 4. a quantity of fish, fruit, or other foods packed or canned in a particular season or year.

    • 5. a group of wild animals, especially wolves, living and hunting together:

      a pack of wolves will encircle an ailing prey
      Synonym : group, herd, troop
    • 6. a group of hounds kept and used for hunting, especially fox hunting:

      the lead hound gives tongue and the pack takes off, following the line of scent
    • 7. an organized group of Cub Scouts.

    • 8. the main body of competitors following the leader or leaders in a race or competition:

      the company was demonstrating the kind of innovations needed to keep it ahead of the pack
    • 9. a group or set of similar things or people:

      the reports were a pack of lies this unsavoury pack of rogues
    • 10. a team's forwards considered as a group:

      I had doubts about Swansea's pack at the beginning of the season
    • 11. a knapsack or backpack:

      we picked up our packs and trudged off
    • 12. short for pack ice

    • 13. a hot or cold pad of absorbent material, especially as used for treating an injury.

    • 14. a cosmetic mask.

    verb

    • 1. fill (a suitcase or bag), especially with clothes and other items needed when away from home:

      she had packed and checked out of the hotel I packed a bag with a few of my favorite clothes
      Synonym : fill, fill up, put things in, load, stuff, cram
    • 2. place (something) in a container, especially for transportation or storage:

      I packed up my stuff and drove to Detroit
      Synonym : stow, put away, store, box up, crate, put in a case/trunk
    • 3. be capable of being folded up for transportation or storage:

      these silver foil blankets pack into a small area
    • 4. store (something perishable) in a specified substance in order to preserve it:

      the organs were packed in ice
    • 5. cram a large number of things into (a container or space):

      it was a large room, packed with beds jammed side by side
    • 6. (of a large number of people) crowd into and fill (a room, building, or place):

      students recently packed a hall to hear the poet
    • 7. cover, surround, or fill (something):

      he packed the wounds with healing malaguetta
      Synonym : wrap (up), package, parcel, tie (up), swathe, swaddle, encase, enfold, envelop, cloak, bale, bundle, cover (up), protect, throng, crowd (into), fill (to overflowing), cram full, mob, cram, jam, press into, squash into, squeeze into
    • 8. (of players) form or take their places in a scrum:

      we often packed down with only seven men
    • 9. carry (a gun):

      a sixteen-year-old can make a fortune selling drugs and pack a gun in the process
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pack, plural noun: packs

    • v.: verb: pack, 3rd person present: packs, gerund or present participle: packing, past tense: packed, past participle: packed

    • verb

      fill (a jury, committee, etc.) with people likely to support a particular verdict or decision:
    • noun

      a small cardboard or paper container and the items contained within it:

      a set of playing cards.

    • verb

      fill (a suitcase or bag) with clothes and other items needed for travel:

      place (something) in a container for transport, storage, or sale:

    • verb

      fill (a jury, committee, etc.) with people likely to support a particular verdict or decision:
    • noun

      the action or process of packing something:

      material used to protect fragile goods in transit:

    • adjective

      carrying a gun, especially on a regular or habitual basis:
    • adjective

      (of a room, building, or other place) filled by a large number of people; very crowded:
    • noun

      the action or process of packing something:

      a charge made when delivering goods to cover the cost of packing them:

    • adjective

      carrying a gun, especially on a regular or habitual basis:
    • adjective

      (of a room, building, or other place) filled by a large number of people; very crowded:
    • noun

      a small package enclosing goods in transparent dome-shaped plastic on a flat cardboard backing.

      another term for bubble wrap

    • noun

      a pack of six cans of beer or soft drinks typically held together with a plastic fastener.

      a set of well-developed abdominal muscles:

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