Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wrapped or boxed object; a parcel.
  • n. A container in which something is packed for storage or transportion.
  • n. A preassembled unit.
  • n. A commodity, such as food, uniformly processed and containerized.
  • n. A proposition or an offer composed of several items, each of which must be accepted.
  • transitive v. To place into a package or make a package of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.
  • n. Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
  • n. The art of packing something.
  • n. Something resembling a package.
  • n. A package holiday.
  • n. A football formation. IE; the "dime" defensive package.
  • n. The male genitalia.
  • v. To pack or bundle something.
  • v. To travel on a package holiday.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act or process of packing.
  • n. A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel.
  • n. A charge made for packing goods.
  • n. A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bundle or parcel; a quantity pressed or packed together: as, a package of cloth.
  • n. A unit of freight or luggage; an article of transportation, as a box or a bundle.
  • n. A charge made for packing goods.
  • n. A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were sons of aliens.
  • n. A box, basket, or other receptacle in which perishable articles of food are packed for transportation. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put into a box
  • n. a wrapped container
  • n. (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
  • n. a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Etymologies

From pack + -age (act of packaging) or from cognate Dutch pakkage. (Wiktionary)

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