from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A collection of items tied up or wrapped; a bundle.
- noun A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
- noun The amount, as of food, that is processed and packaged at one time or in one season.
- noun A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items.
- noun A complete set of related items.
- noun Informal A large amount; a heap.
- noun A group of animals, such as dogs or wolves, that run and hunt together.
- noun A gang of people.
- noun An organized troop having common interests.
- noun A mass of large pieces of floating ice driven together.
- noun Material, such as towels, sheets, or blankets that are used to swathe a patient or body part.
- noun A material, such as gauze, that is therapeutically inserted into a body cavity or wound.
- noun An ice pack used to reduce pain and inflammation.
- noun A cold pack.
- noun A hot pack.
- noun A cosmetic paste that is applied to the skin, allowed to dry, and then rinsed off.
- intransitive verb To fold, roll, or combine into a bundle; wrap up.
- intransitive verb To put into a receptacle for transporting or storing.
- intransitive verb To fill up with items.
- intransitive verb To process and put into containers in order to preserve, transport, or sell.
- intransitive verb To bring together (persons or things) closely; crowd together.
- intransitive verb To fill up tight; cram.
- intransitive verb To wrap (a patient) in a pack.
- intransitive verb To insert a pack into (a body cavity or wound).
- intransitive verb To wrap tightly for protection or to prevent leakage.
- intransitive verb To press together; compact firmly.
- intransitive verb Informal To carry, deliver, or have available for action.
- intransitive verb To send unceremoniously.
- intransitive verb To constitute (a voting panel) by appointment, selection, or arrangement in such a way that it is favorable to one's purposes or point of view; rig.
- intransitive verb To place one's belongings in boxes or luggage for transporting or storing.
- intransitive verb To be susceptible of compact storage.
- intransitive verb To form lumps or masses; become compacted.
- idiom (pack it in) To cease work or activity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To form a pact; especially, to confederate for bad purposes; join in collusion.
- To plot; contrive fraudulently.
- To join in collusion; ally for some bad purpose.
- Intimate; confidential; “thick.”
- noun In tanning, a workmen's name for a lot of hides placed in the same pit to undergo the liming process.
- To have in one's baggage, that is, in one's possession; possess.
- To transport goods as a business: as, to
packover the trail.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
A pack of cards; the expression was very common; _deck_, five lines lower, was often used for _pack_.
A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6 William Carew Hazlitt 1873
'No, not stunning _pack_,' growled Jack, '_splendid_ pack -- "this splendid pack had a stunning run."'
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour Robert Smith Surtees 1833
Next, Canetti goes back to tribal cultures to explore what he calls the pack, which is a more primitive form of the crowd.
History on the Couch Phillips, William 1963
The most important element separating this game from the pack is the magic Bioware brings to the table.
The leader of this pack is also played by Jagdeep himself.
But what really separates Serena from the pack is the "Sampras special" — namely, a really sick first serve and a second serve from God.
For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.
Also, the strong current which sets east out of Lancaster Sound carried with it mile upon mile of what they call pack-ice -- rough ice that has not frozen into fields; and this pack was bombarding the floe at the same time that the swell and heave of the storm-worked sea was weakening and undermining it.
The Second Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling 1900
Her motherâ€ ™ s eyes flicked to the video, and then to Rose. â€œYour pack is ready, you can go.
The difference between a good pack and a great pack is revealed after only 1 mile.