Definition of PACKING

noun : PACKING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts" ;

verb : PACKING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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 always takes an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains" ;

  • 8. (

    ) hike with a backpack; "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies" ;

  • 10. (

    ) seal with packing; "pack the faucet" ;

  • 11. (

    ) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well" ;

  • 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" ;


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