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Definition of pack:

  1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods.
  2. A bundle of sheet- iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
  3. A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.
  4. A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.
  5. A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage.
  6. A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.
  7. A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.
  8. A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.
  9. A number or quantity of connected or similar things
  10. A pact.
  11. A shook of cask staves.
  12. An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
  13. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes.
  14. In hydropathic practice, a wrapping of blankets or sheets called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the condition of the blankets or sheets used, put about a patient to give him treatment; also, the fact or condition of being so treated.
  15. The forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage.
  16. To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well.
  17. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; - sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school.
  18. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
  19. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;
  20. To depart in haste; - generally with off or away.
  21. To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
  22. To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater.
  23. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.
  24. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.
  25. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as to pack goods in a box; to pack fish.
  26. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
  27. To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine.
  28. To sort and arrange ( the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.
  29. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack ( i. e., on the backs of men or beasts).
  30. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.

Synonyms:

hire, contract, train, persuade, necessitate, bundle, equipment, plenty, gestate, get hold of, hold, study, clique, family, bag, deal, load, relative majority, stack, conduct, masses, get, world, heap, work party, occlude, jam, tintinnabulation, involve, consume, read, aim, deport, mob, rabble, admit, compact, crush, take aim, take in, obstruct, carry, lead, film, occupy, strike, comport, obturate, look at, demand, sight, transmit, need, backpack, ring, large number, constrict, shoot, load down, bandage, much, mountain, dribble, press, peck, roll up, cantonment, take up, impede, contain, run, hoop, halo, tamp, lot, learn, brood, summer camp, lease, behave, take on, require, coterie, practice bundling, postulate, guide, hatch, select, express, hoi polloi, face pack, adopt, take away, kit, camp, bring, gang, syndicate, direct, assortment, extend, stock, bundle up, exact, transport, acquit, take, big, wealth, gear, pack together, packet, ingroup, close up, stockpile, tamp down, channel, ringing, fill, throng, drive, sponge, refugee camp, convey, have, ingest, use up, acquire, withdraw, plaster, crime syndicate, clump, rout, cluster, doughnut, pile, the great unwashed, pick out, power, multitude, profusion, impart, submit, cram, concourse, remove, chock up, knapsack, number, plurality, bunch up, package, swarm, consider, assume, wad, expect, subscribe to, closed chain, ram, box, block, jampack, encampment, choose, engage, people, battalion, application, squeeze, dressing, bear, abundance, claim, subscribe, compress, have a bun in the oven, accept, call for, make, annulus, deck, bivouac, burden, mass, barrel, inner circle, ask, rent, sway, post, anchor ring, charter, baggage.

Usage examples:

  • Each opened a pack of cards.

    - "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
  • I tried the pack again, which did little or no good.

    - "Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms", Charles Munde.
  • And faith, I’ m not behind; this Pack is heavy.

    - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada", Francis Parkman.