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pack·age

 (păk′ĭj)
n.
1. A wrapped or boxed object; a parcel: A package arrived in the mail.
2. A container or wrapping in which something is stored, transported, or sold: had trouble opening the package.
3. A commodity, such as food, contained in a package and sold as a unit: a package of peanuts.
4. A combination of items considered, offered, or sold as a unit: a vacation travel package.
5. Vulgar Slang A man's genitals.
tr.v. pack·aged, pack·ag·ing, pack·ag·es
1. To place into a package or make a package of.
2. To present or publicize in a certain way: packaged his life story as a romance with a happy ending.
3. To consider, offer, or sell as a unit: packaged the furniture and the TV at a sale price.

pack′ag·er n.

package

(ˈpækɪdʒ)
n
1. any wrapped or boxed object or group of objects
2.
a. a proposition, offer, or thing for sale in which separate items are offered together as a single or inclusive unit
b. (as modifier): a package holiday; a package deal.
3. a complete unit consisting of a number of component parts sold separately
4. the act or process of packing or packaging
5. (Computer Science) computing a set of programs designed for a specific type of problem in statistics, production control, etc, making it unnecessary for a separate program to be written for each problem
6. US and Canadian another word for pack18
vb (tr)
7. to wrap in or put into a package
8. (Commerce) to design and produce a package for (retail goods)
9. to group (separate items) together as a single unit
10. (Journalism & Publishing) to compile (complete books) for a publisher to market

pack•age

(ˈpæk ɪdʒ)

n., v. -aged, -ag•ing. n.
1. a bundle of something that is packed and wrapped or boxed; parcel.
2. a container, as a box or case, in which something is packed.
3. a person or thing conceived of as a compact unit having particular characteristics: a package of mischief.
4. a finished product contained in a unit suitable for immediate installation and operation, as a heating unit.
5. a group or combination of related parts or elements offered as a single unit: a contract package; a tax package.
6. a complete program or series of programs produced for the theater, television, etc., and sold as a unit.
v.t.
7. to make or put into a package.
8. to design and manufacture a package for (a product).
9. to combine or offer as a single unit.
[1605–15; < Dutch pakkage baggage. See pack1, -age]
pack′age•a•ble, adj.
pack′ag•er, n.

Package

 a bundle of things packed together, 1722. See also cargo.
Example: package of dispatches, 1897.

parcel

packagepacket
1. 'parcel' and 'package'

A parcel or package is an object or group of objects wrapped in paper, that can be carried somewhere or sent by post. The two words have almost exactly the same meaning in British English, but a parcel usually has a more regular shape than a package.

Charities sent parcels of food and clothes to the refugees.
I am taking this package to the post office.

In American English, package is usually used rather than 'parcel'.

2. 'packet'

In British English, a packet is a small container in which a quantity of something is sold. Packets are either small boxes made of thin cardboard, or bags or envelopes made of paper or plastic.

There was an empty cereal packet on the table.
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

In American English, a container like this is usually called a package or pack.

A packet of or a package of something can refer either to the container and its contents, or to the contents only.

The shelf was stacked with packages of rice and dried peas.
He ate a whole a packet of biscuits.

package


Past participle: packaged
Gerund: packaging

Imperative
package
package
Present
I package
you package
he/she/it packages
we package
you package
they package
Preterite
I packaged
you packaged
he/she/it packaged
we packaged
you packaged
they packaged
Present Continuous
I am packaging
you are packaging
he/she/it is packaging
we are packaging
you are packaging
they are packaging
Present Perfect
I have packaged
you have packaged
he/she/it has packaged
we have packaged
you have packaged
they have packaged
Past Continuous
I was packaging
you were packaging
he/she/it was packaging
we were packaging
you were packaging
they were packaging
Past Perfect
I had packaged
you had packaged
he/she/it had packaged
we had packaged
you had packaged
they had packaged
Future
I will package
you will package
he/she/it will package
we will package
you will package
they will package
Future Perfect
I will have packaged
you will have packaged
he/she/it will have packaged
we will have packaged
you will have packaged
they will have packaged
Future Continuous
I will be packaging
you will be packaging
he/she/it will be packaging
we will be packaging
you will be packaging
they will be packaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been packaging
you have been packaging
he/she/it has been packaging
we have been packaging
you have been packaging
they have been packaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been packaging
you will have been packaging
he/she/it will have been packaging
we will have been packaging
you will have been packaging
they will have been packaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been packaging
you had been packaging
he/she/it had been packaging
we had been packaging
you had been packaging
they had been packaging
Conditional
I would package
you would package
he/she/it would package
we would package
you would package
they would package
Past Conditional
I would have packaged
you would have packaged
he/she/it would have packaged
we would have packaged
you would have packaged
they would have packaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.package - a collection of things wrapped or boxed togetherpackage - a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
wisp - a small bundle of straw or hay
2.package - a wrapped containerpackage - a wrapped container      
sheaf, bundle - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
pack - a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
packet - a small package or bundle
3.package - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memorypackage - (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory; "the market for software is expected to expand"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
alpha software - a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
authoring language - software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming
beta software - software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release; "beta software is usually available only to particular users who will test it"
compatible software - software that can run on different computers without modification
compatible software - application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together
computer-aided design, CAD - software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
freeware - software that is provided without charge
groupware - software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
operating system, OS - (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
subprogram, subroutine, procedure, routine, function - a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
shareware - software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.
shrink-wrapped software - software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores (implying a widely supported standard platform)
spyware - computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
supervisory software - specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs
software documentation, documentation - program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
database management system, DBMS - a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
upgrade - software that provides better performance than an earlier version did
Verb1.package - put into a box; "box the gift, please"
encase, incase, case - enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"

package

noun
1. parcel, box, container, packet, carton I tore open the package.
2. collection, lot, unit, combination, compilation A complete package of teaching aids, course notes and case studies had been drawn up.
verb
1. pack, box, wrap up, parcel (up), batch The coffee beans are ground and packaged for sale.
2. promote, advertise, publicize, present, display, plug, hype, put before the public A city, like any product, has to be packaged properly for the consumer market.

package

verb
To cover and tie (something), as with paper and string:
Translations
حُزمَةٌرُزْمَه، حُزْمَهطَرْدٌيَحْزِم، يَرْزِم
balíkzabalitbalíček
pakke
pakettipakkaaminenpakkauspakata
paketpošiljka
csomag
pakkapakki
小包
소포포장
paketaspasiūlymų paketassiuntinyssuorganizuotos atostogos/kelionė
iepakotsūtījums
paketzavitek
paketpaketeringpaketresapacka
พัสดุหีบห่อ
paketpaket etmekpaketlemek
góigói đồ

package

[ˈpækɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (= parcel, container) → paquete m
2. (US) (= packet) → paquete m
the ingredients were clearly listed on the packagelos ingredientes estaban enumerados claramente en el paquete
3. (fig)
3.1. (= deal) → oferta f
a generous remuneration packageuna generosa oferta de remuneración
the package includes two nights in a hotella oferta incluye dos noches en un hotel
3.2. [of measures, aid] → paquete m
an economic aid packageun paquete de ayuda económica
see also rescue
3.3. (= holiday) → viaje m organizado, vacaciones fpl organizadas
the price of a package has gone up by 8% since last yearel precio de un viaje organizado or de las vacaciones organizadas ha subido un 8% desde el año pasado
4. (Comput) → paquete m
see also software
B. VT
1. (US) (Comm) (also package up) (in paper, packet) → empaquetar, embalar, empacar (LAm); (in bottle, jar) → envasar
packaged foodsalimentos mpl envasados
2. (fig) → presentar
it depends how you package the proposaldepende de la forma en que presentes la propuesta
C. CPD package deal N (= holiday) → viaje m organizado, vacaciones fpl organizadas; (= deal) → oferta f; (= agreement) → acuerdo m global
package holiday (Brit) package vacation (US) Nviaje m organizado, vacaciones fpl organizadas
to go on or take a package holidayhacer un viaje organizado
package store N (US) tienda con licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas
package tour Nviaje m organizado

package

[ˈpækɪdʒ]
n
(= parcel) → paquet m
(mainly US) (= packet) [goods] → paquet m
(= group of items sold together) → pack m
(offered by holiday company)séjour m tout compris
a self-catering package to Livigno → un séjour tout compris, avec hébergement en appartement, à Livigno
(= contract) → contrat m global
(= set of proposals) → enveloppe f
a financial package for sb/sth → une enveloppe financière pour qn/qch
a financial rescue package for Britain's railways → une enveloppe d'aide financière pour les chemins de fer britanniques
a compensation package for sb → une enveloppe compensatoire pour qn
an aid package → une enveloppe d'aide
a reform package → un train de réformes
He announced his reform package for the NHS → Il a annoncé son train de réformes pour le NHS.
a package of measures → un train de mesures
a package of measures to help the aviation industry → un train de mesures pour venir en aide à l'industrie aéronautique
(COMPUTING)progiciel m
vt
[+ goods] → conditionnerpackage deal n
(= contract) → contrat m global (= set of proposals) → accord m global
a package deal linking the lifting of sanctions and the withdrawal of troops → un accord global comprenant la levée des sanctions et le retrait des troupes
(= for holiday) → séjour m tout comprispackage holiday (British)
modif [+ company, industry, market, operator] → de voyage à forfaitpackage store n (US)magasin m de vins et spiritueuxpackage tour nvoyage m organisé

package

n
(= parcel, esp US: = packet) → Paket nt; (of cardboard)Schachtel f
(esp Comm: = group, set) → Paket nt, → Bündel nt; software packageSoftwarepaket nt
(hum inf: = genitals) → Gehänge nt (inf); he’s hot a nice packageer hat ein großes Gehänge (inf)or eine Mördergurke (sl)
vt
goodsverpacken
(in order to enhance sales) → präsentieren

package

:
package deal
package holiday
package insert
n (of medicine etc)Packungsbeilage f

package

:
package store
n (US) → Spirituosenhandlung f
package tour

package

[ˈpækɪdʒ]
1. n (parcel) → pacco; (smaller) → pacchetto (fig) (terms of agreement) → pacchetto
2. vt (Comm) (goods) → confezionare

package

(ˈpӕkidʒ) noun
things wrapped up and tied (for posting etc); a parcel. a package of books.
verb
to wrap up into a package. He packaged (up) the clothes.
ˈpackage deal noun
a set of proposals that must all be accepted together by all the parties to an agreement.
package holiday, package tour
a holiday or tour for which one pays the organizer a fixed price which includes everything (travel, hotel, food etc). It is cheaper to go on a package holiday.

package

حُزمَةٌ, طَرْدٌ balíček, balík pakke Paket δέμα, πακέτο paquete paketti colis paket, pošiljka pacchetto, pacco 小包 소포, 포장 pakje, pakket pakke paczka pacote пакет, посылка paket พัสดุ, หีบห่อ paket gói, gói đồ 包裹, 小包
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Everything could be put into small packages, including the tents and food supply.
His life is mostly devoted to carrying bulky panniers and packages which rest against his body--therefore he is habituated to taking the outside edge of mountain paths, to keep his bundles from rubbing against rocks or banks on the other.
Randall, who watched the stage out of sight, gathered up her packages from the bench at the store door, and stepped into the wagon that had been standing at the hitching-post.
John Dashwood saw the packages depart with a sigh: she could not help feeling it hard that as Mrs.
In the shop at Thwaite they sell packages o' flower-seeds for a penny each, and our Dickon he knows which is th' prettiest ones an, how to make 'em grow.
The carrier's horse was the laziest horse in the world, I should hope, and shuffled along, with his head down, as if he liked to keep people waiting to whom the packages were directed.
There were not so many papers about, as I should have expected to see; and there were some odd objects about, that I should not have expected to see - such as an old rusty pistol, a sword in a scabbard, several strange-looking boxes and packages, and two dreadful casts on a shelf, of faces peculiarly swollen, and twitchy about the nose.
the weight of packages addressed to members of the Society
I then recognised the captain of the vessel, but as I was certain that he believed me to be dead, I went up to him and asked who owned the packages that I was looking at.
Descending to the door, he was filled with astonishment to find Macfarlane with his gig, and in the gig one of those long and ghastly packages with which he was so well acquainted.
Meanwhile the sailors progressed rapidly with the task of unshipping the packages and caged animals.
We saw as we crossed the railway bridge that a growing crowd of people had assembled in and about the railway station, and the swarming platform was piled with boxes and packages.

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