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n., v. -aged, -ag•ing. n.
Packagea bundle of things packed together, 1722. See also cargo.
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: packaged
|Noun||1.||package - 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 container |
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 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
|Verb||1.||package - put into a box; "box the gift, please"|
the ingredients were clearly listed on the package → los ingredientes estaban enumerados claramente en el paquete
a generous remuneration package → una generosa oferta de remuneración
the package includes two nights in a hotel → la oferta incluye dos noches en un hotel
an economic aid package → un paquete de ayuda económica
see also rescue
packaged foods → alimentos mpl envasados
package holiday (Brit) package vacation (US) N → viaje m organizado, vacaciones fpl organizadas
to go on or take a package holiday → hacer un viaje organizado
package store N (US) tienda con licencia para vender bebidas alcohólicas
package tour N → viaje m organizado
a self-catering package to Livigno → un séjour tout compris, avec hébergement en appartement, à Livigno
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
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