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Packeta small pack, package, or parcel; a small collection, set, or lot—Wilkes.
parcel package packet
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.
In American English, package is usually used rather than 'parcel'.
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.
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.
Past participle: packetted
|Noun||1.||packet - 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.||packet - (computer science) a message or message fragment|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
message - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
|3.||packet - a small package or bundle|
deck - street name for a packet of illegal drugs
|4.||packet - a boat for carrying mail |
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
a whole packet of trouble → la mar de disgustos
to make a packet → ganar un dineral or una fortuna
that must have cost a packet → eso habrá costado un dineral
a packet of cigarettes → un paquet de cigarettes