1. a large indefinite number
Definition categories: quantity
2. a complete collection of similar things
3. a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
4. an association of criminals
- a pack of thieves
5. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
6. a group of hunting animals
Definition categories: group
7. a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
8. a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
9. a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
Sentences with pack as a noun:
- The horses carried the packs across the plain.
- A pack of lies.
- We were going to play cards, but nobody brought a pack.
- a pack of thieves or knaves.
- The ship had to sail round the pack of ice.
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
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
7. press tightly together or cram
- The crowd packed the auditorium
8. hike with a backpack
- Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies
Similar word(s): backpack
9. press down tightly
Similar word(s): 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
Similar word(s): compact
12. load with a pack
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
Sentences with pack as a verb:
- to pack goods in a box; to pack fish
- to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater
- The doctor gave Kelly some sulfa pills and packed his arm in hot-water bags.
- to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine; pack someone's arm with ice.
- the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well
- the grouse or the perch begin to pack
- to pack a jury
- to pack a horse
- to pack a boy off to school