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pack (noun)
1.
a) a bundle arranged for convenience in carrying especially on the back
b) a group or pile of related objects
c) (1) a number of individual components as a unit - packaged a pack of gum
(2) - container
(3) a compact unitized assembly to perform a specific function
(4) a stack of magnetic disks in a container for use as a storage device
2.
a) the contents of a bundle
b) a large amount or number - heap a pack of lies
c) a full set of playing cards
3.
a) an act or instance of - packing
b) a method of packing
4.
a) a set of persons with a common interest - clique
b) an organized unit (as of Cub Scouts)
5.
a) (1) a group of domesticated animals trained to hunt or run together
(2) a group of often predatory animals of the same kind - a wolf pack
(3) a large group of individuals massed together (as in a race)
b) - wolf pack
6.
a concentrated or compacted mass (as of snow or ice)
7.
wet absorbent material for therapeutic application to the body
8.
a) a cosmetic paste for the face
b) an application or treatment of oils or creams for conditioning the scalp and hair
9.
material used in packing
pack (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to make into a compact bundle
b) to fill completely - fans packed the stadium
c) to fill with - packing pack a joint in a pipe
d) to load with a pack - pack a mule
e) to put in a protective container - goods packed for shipment
2.
a) to crowd together
b) to increase the density of - compress
3.
a) to cause or command to go without ceremony - packed him off to school
b) to bring to an end - give up used with up or in might pack up the assignment used especially in the phrase pack it in
4.
to gather into tight formation make a pack of (as hounds)
5.
to cover or surround with a pack
6.
a) to transport on foot or on the back of an animal - pack a canoe overland
b) to wear or carry as equipment - pack a gun
c) to be supplied or equipped with - possess a storm packing hurricane winds
intransitive verb
d) to make or be capable of making (an impact) - a book that packs a man-sized punch C. J. Rolo
1.
a) to go away without ceremony - depart simply packed up and left
b) - quit stop used with up or in why don't you pack in, before you kill yourself Millard Lampell
2.
a) to stow goods and equipment for transportation
b) to be suitable for packing - a knit dress packs well
3.
a) to assemble in a group - congregate
b) to crowd together
4.
to become built up or compacted in a layer or mass - the ore packed into a stony mass
5.
a) to carry goods or equipment
b) to travel with one's baggage (as by horse)
pack (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to influence the composition of so as to bring about a desired result - pack a jury
2.
archaic to arrange (the cards in a pack) so as to cheat
pack (adjective)
chiefly Scottish - intimate
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
pack (noun)
1.
a soft-sided case designed for carrying belongings especially on the back
SYNONIMS:
backpack, kit bag, knapsack, packsack, rucksack
RELATED WORDS:
haversack; carryall, carry-on, grip, handbag, holdall [], portmanteau, suitcase, traveling bag; fanny pack, school bag, seabag; overnight bag, overnight case, weekend bag
pack (noun)
2.
a wrapped or sealed case containing an item or set of items
SYNONIMS:
bundle, pack, packet, parcel
RELATED WORDS:
bag, poke [], pouch, sack; bale; box, container, crate
pack (noun)
3.
a considerable amount
SYNONIMS:
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings ( lashins), loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
RELATED WORDS:
epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillion
NEAR ANTONYMS:
atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpiness
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen ( smidgeon smidgin smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace
pack (noun)
4.
a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially
SYNONIMS:
body, bunch, circle, clan, clique, community, coterie, coven, crowd, fold, galère, klatch ( klatsch), lot, network, pack, ring, set
RELATED WORDS:
charmed circle, elite, in-group; closed shop; club, college, fellowship, guild ( gild), league, organization, society; camp, faction, sect, side, tribe; mess, squad; brotherhood, fraternity, order, sisterhood, sodality, sorority; commune; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederation, congress, council, federation, union
NEAR ANTONYMS:
loner; individualist
pack (verb)
1.
to close up so that no empty spaces remain
SYNONIMS:
block, bung, dam, pack, plug, stop, stuff
RELATED WORDS:
choke, clog, close (off), clot, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude; caulk, chink, seal; repack, restuff
NEAR ANTONYMS:
excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out), shovel
pack (verb)
2.
to put into (something) as much as can be held or contained
SYNONIMS:
brim, charge, cram, heap, jam, jam-pack, load, pack, stuff
RELATED WORDS:
drench, flood, glut, swamp; bloat, bulk; crowd, crush, mat, press, ram, shove, squash, squeeze; refill, refresh, reload, repack, replenish; overcharge, overfill, overflow, saturate; honeycomb, penetrate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
lighten; deplete, drain, eliminate, exhaust; bleed, draw (off); clean, flush, purge, scour, sweep
clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void
pack (verb)
3.
to support and take from one place to another
SYNONIMS:
bear, cart, convey, ferry, haul, lug, pack, tote, transport
RELATED WORDS:
deliver, hand over, transfer; forward, send, ship, transmit; bring, fetch, take; move, remove, shift
pack (verb)
4.
to wear or have on one's person
SYNONIMS:
bear, pack
RELATED WORDS:
flaunt, show off, sport; display, exhibit, parade, show
pack (verb)
to cause to go or be taken from one place to another
SYNONIMS:
consign, dispatch, pack (off), ship, shoot, transfer, transmit, transport
RELATED WORDS:
convey, deliver, hand over, pass, render; advance, drop, launch; address, forward; export, import; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; resend, return
NEAR ANTONYMS:
acquire, draw, earn, gain, garner, get, obtain, procure, secure
accept, receive
pack (verb)
1.
to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end
SYNONIMS:
break, break off, break up, can, cease, cut off, cut out, desist (from), discontinue, drop, end, give over, halt, knock off, lay off, leave off, pack (up in), quit, shut off
RELATED WORDS:
complete, conclude, finish; close (down); deactivate; block, blockade, dam, delay, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, kibosh, obstruct, stem; call, suspend; arrest, brake, check, clamp down, rein (in), squash, squelch, stamp, stanch ( staunch), stunt, suppress, turn back; pause, stay, suspend; abolish, abort, annul, demolish, destroy, dissolve, kill, ruin, scuttle, snuff
NEAR ANTONYMS:
carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep up, run on; advance, proceed, progress; actuate, drive, impel, propel, stir
pack (verb)
2.
to stop doing (something) permanently
SYNONIMS:
abandon, discontinue, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up in)
RELATED WORDS:
break off, break up, cease, close, conclude, end, expire, finish, halt, leave off, shut off; pause, taper off; throw up; round (off out), terminate, wind up, wrap up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
go, run on; hang in, hang on, hold on, persevere, persist; follow through (with); renew, reopen, restart, resume; preserve, stay; begin, commence, start
carry on, continue, keep, keep up, maintain
pack (verb)
to leave a place often for another
SYNONIMS:
bail, bail out, begone, book, bugger off, bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear off, clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go off, move, pack (up off), part, peel off, pike (out off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), scarper, shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk out
RELATED WORDS:
set out, start, strike out; abscond, decamp, escape, evacuate, flee, fly, get out, mizzle [], run away, scat, scram, skip; go out, light out, step out; abandon, desert, forsake, vacate; emigrate; adjourn, remove, retire, retreat, withdraw
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abide, dwell, lodge, remain, settle, stay, tarry; approach, close, near; hit, land, reach
arrive, come, show up, turn up
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