(noun, verb)


1. a large indefinite number

Similar word(s): battalion, multitude, plurality

Definition categories: quantity

2. a complete collection of similar things

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

3. a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)

Definition categories: man–made, package, parcel

4. an association of criminals

- a pack of thieves

Similar word(s): gang, mob, ring

Definition categories: group, association

5. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Similar word(s): camp, clique, coterie, ingroup

Definition categories: group, band, circle, lot, set

6. a group of hunting animals

Definition categories: group

7. a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

Definition categories: man–made, corrective, restorative

8. a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect

Definition categories: man–made, corrective, restorative

9. a bundle (especially one carried on the back)

Definition categories: man–made, bundle, sheaf

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

Definition categories: contact, case, encase, incase

2. fill to capacity

- This singer always packs the concert halls

- The murder trial packed the court house

Definition categories: motion, fill

3. compress into a wad

Similar word(s): bundle, compact, wad

Definition categories: contact, arrange

4. carry, as on one's back

- Pack your tents to the top of the mountain

Definition categories: contact, carry, transport

5. set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome

- pack a jury

Definition categories: social, appoint, constitute, name, nominate

6. have with oneself; have on one's person

- She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Similar word(s): carry, take

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

7. press tightly together or cram

- The crowd packed the auditorium

Similar word(s): jam, mob, pile, throng

Definition categories: motion, crowd

8. hike with a backpack

- Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies

Similar word(s): backpack

Definition categories: motion, hike

9. press down tightly

Similar word(s): tamp

Definition categories: contact, compact, compress

10. seal with packing

- pack the faucet

Definition categories: contact, seal

11. have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

- Such odd-shaped items do not pack well

Similar word(s): compact

Definition categories: contact, be

12. load with a pack

Definition categories: contact, lade, laden, load

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

Definition categories: body, treat

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