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pack·ing

 (păk′ĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of one that packs.
2. The processing and packaging of manufactured products, especially food products.
3. A material used to prevent leakage or seepage, as around a pipe joint.
4.
a. The insertion of gauze or other material into a body cavity or wound for therapeutic purposes.
b. The material so used; a pack.

packing

(ˈpækɪŋ)
n
1.
a. material used to cushion packed goods
b. (as modifier): a packing needle.
2. (Commerce) the packaging of foodstuffs
3. (Medicine) med
a. the application of a medical pack
b. gauze or other absorbent material for packing a wound
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing sheets of material, esp paper, used to cover the platen or impression cylinder of a letterpress machine
5. (Mechanical Engineering) any substance or material used to make watertight or gastight joints, esp in a stuffing box
6. (Mechanical Engineering) engineering pieces of material of various thicknesses used to adjust the position of a component or machine before it is secured in its correct position or alignment

pack•ing

(ˈpæk ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or work of a person or thing that packs.
2. the preparation and packaging of foodstuffs, esp. to be sold at wholesale.
3. the way in which something is packed.
4. material used to cushion or protect goods packed in a container.
5. material compressed inside a stuffing box or the like to prevent leakage.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.packing - any material used especially to protect somethingpacking - any material used especially to protect something
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
cardboard, composition board - a stiff moderately thick paper
excelsior, wood shavings - thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
2.packing - the enclosure of something in a package or boxpacking - the enclosure of something in a package or box
enclosing, envelopment, inclosure, enclosure - the act of enclosing something inside something else
bundling - the act of binding something into a bundle
3.packing - carrying something in a pack on the backpacking - carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"
carry - the act of carrying something
Translations
حَزْم، رَزْمغِلاف، تَغْليف
baleníobal
indpakningpakning
becsomagolásgöngyöleg
pökkunumbúîir, pakkning
balenie
pakiranje
ambalaj malzemesibavul hazırlama

packing

[ˈpækɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Comm) (= product wrapping, act of packing) → embalaje m
see also postage
2. [of suitcase] to do one's packinghacer la(s) maleta(s)
B. CPD packing case Ncajón m de embalaje
packing density N (Comput) → densidad f de compacidad
packing department N (for mail, transport) → departamento m de embalaje
packing house Nenvasadora f
packing list N lista de lo que se va a meter o ya se ha metido en la maleta
packing plant Nenvasadora f
packing slip Nhoja f de embalaje

packing

[ˈpækɪŋ] n
(for goods)emballage m
(= preparing luggage) to do one's packing → faire ses bagagespacking box n (mainly US)caisse f d'emballagepacking case ncaisse f d'emballage

packing

n
(= act) (in suitcases) → Packen nt; (in factories etc) → Verpackung f; to do one’s packingpacken
(= material)Verpackung f; (for leak) → Dichtung f

packing

:
packing case
nKiste f
packing house
n (US) → Abpackbetrieb m
packing list
n (Comm) → Packliste f
packing plant
n (US) = packing house

packing

[ˈpækɪŋ] n
a. (of luggage) to do one's packingfare le valigie or i bagagli
b. (material) → (materiale m da) imballaggio

pack

(pӕk) noun
1. things tied up together or put in a container, especially to be carried on one's back. He carried his luggage in a pack on his back.
2. a set of (fifty-two) playing-cards. a pack of cards.
3. a number or group of certain animals. a pack of wolves / a wolf-pack.
4. a packet. a pack of cigarettes.
verb
1. to put (clothes etc) into a bag, suitcase or trunk for a journey. I've packed all I need and I'm ready to go.
2. to come together in large numbers in a small space. They packed into the hall to hear his speech.
ˈpacking noun
1. the act of putting things in bags, cases etc. He has done his packing tonight as he is leaving in the morning.
2. the materials (paper, string etc) used to wrap things for posting etc. He unwrapped the vase and threw away the packing.
ˈpacking-case noun
a (large) wooden box in which goods are packed and sent from place to place.
packed (out)
containing as many people as possible. The theatre/meeting was packed (out).
pack off
to send away, usually quickly and without wasting time. They packed the children off to bed early.
pack up
1. to put into containers in order to take somewhere else. She packed up the contents of her house.
2. to stop working or operating. We'd only gone five miles when the engine packed up.

pack·ing

n. tapón, taponamiento.
acto de llenar una cavidad con gasa o algodón;
envoltura.

packing

n (act) taponamiento; (material) gasa u otro material usado para llenar una cavidad, (once packed) taponamiento, tapón m; nasal — taponamiento nasal
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I do think it was the most fortunate thing in the world that those children should have the measles just now," said Meg, one April day, as she stood packing the `go abroady' trunk in her room, surrounded by her sisters.
When I went downstairs in the morning, I found grandmother and Jake packing a hamper basket in the kitchen.
I'll have it ready in little or no time," he said, bustling and packing away his tools.
The last time, too, he lost his job, and that meant six weeks more of standing at the doors of the packing houses, at six o'clock on bitter winter mornings, with a foot of snow on the ground and more in the air.
There she is, sitting now in her state-room, surrounded by a mixed multitude of little and big carpet-bags, boxes, baskets, each containing some separate responsibility which she is tying, binding up, packing, or fastening, with a face of great earnestness.
An egg which I had kept back from breakfast that morning, was broken in packing.
So I come down the ladder and started for down-stairs; but as I come to the girls' room the door was open, and I see Mary Jane setting by her old hair trunk, which was open and she'd been packing things in it -- getting ready to go to England.
On Thanksgiving the lamp arrived in a large packing box, and was taken out and set up by See- saw Simpson, who suddenly began to admire and respect the business ability of his sisters.
The teachers were fully occupied with packing up and making other necessary preparations for the departure of those girls who were fortunate enough to have friends and relations able and willing to remove them from the seat of contagion.
Those rooms are all in disorder, there has been hurried packing, there are odds and ends upon the ground.
Strong had declined to play, on the ground of not feeling very well; and her cousin Maldon had excused himself because he had some packing to do.
But, I began packing that same afternoon, and wildly packed up things that I knew I should want next morning, in a fiction that there was not a moment to be lost.