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  Definition of Pack
  1. a small parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
  2. a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
  3. a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
  4. a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
  5. a complete collection of similar things
  6. a group of hunting animals
  7. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  8. an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
  9. a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
  10. 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 swol
  11. carry, as on one''s back; "Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"
  12. arrange in a container; "pack the books into the boxes"
  13. load with a pack
  14. compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
  15. have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
  16. seal with packing; "pack the faucet"
  17. press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
  18. hike with a backpack; "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"
  19. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
  20. fill to capacity; "This singer always packs the concert halls"; "They murder trial packed the court house"
  21. set up a committee or legislative body with one''s own supporters so as to influence the outcome; "pack a jury"
  22. have with oneself; have on one''s person; "She always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
Similar Words: face pack, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, gang, ring, mob, battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, load down, bundle, wad, compact, tamp down, tamp, backpack, throng, pile, jam, carry, take


See Also: bundle off


Hyponyms: disk pack, disc pack, pack of cards, deck of cards, deck, wolf pack, Bloomsbury Group, kitchen cabinet, loop, cabal, faction, junto, camarilla, military junta, junta, mafia, maffia, sect, galere, rogue's gallery, hard core, nest, youth gang, containerize, containerise, bag, bundle, bundle up, roll up, stow, puddle


Grouped Verbs: compact, bundle, wad, carry


Member Meronyms: organized crime, gangland, gangdom


Derivational Morphology: load down, backpack, packing, backpacking, packer, bagger, boxer, package, bundle, packet, parcel, boxing, crush, crunch, compaction, chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad, packing material, wadding, compression, concretion, densification, tamp, tamper, tamping bar, backpacker, meat packer, back pack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack, haversack, batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, whole lot, whole slew, mound, cumulus, mob, rabble, rout, multitude, throng, concourse, carry


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