1》 a cardboard or paper container and the items contained within it.
    ↘a quantity of foods packed or canned in a particular season.
2》 a collection of related documents.
    ↘Brit. a set of playing cards.
    ↘chiefly derogatory a group or set of similar things or people: a pack of lies.
3》 a group of wild animals, especially wolves, living and hunting together.
    ↘a group of hounds kept for hunting.
    ↘(the pack) the main body of competitors following the leader in a race or competition.
4》 an organized group of Cub Scouts or Brownies.
5》 Rugby a team's forwards considered as a group.
6》 a rucksack or similar bag.
7》 a hot or cold pad of absorbent material, used for treating an injury.
8》 pack ice.
1》 fill (a suitcase or bag) with clothes and other items needed for travel.
2》 place in a container for transport or storage.
    ↘be capable of being folded up for transport or storage.
3》 cram a large number of things into.
    ↘[often as adjective packed] (of a large number of people) crowd into and fill (a place).
4》 cover, surround, or fill.
5》 informal carry (a gun).
6》 Rugby (of players) form a scrum.
pack heat N. Amer. informal carry a gun.
pack a punch
1》 be capable of hitting with skill or force.
2》 have a powerful effect.
packed out Brit. informal very crowded.
send someone packing informal dismiss someone peremptorily.
Phrasal verbs
pack something in informal give up an activity or job.
pack someone off informal send someone somewhere peremptorily.
pack something out N. Amer. pack something up and take it away.
pack up (or in) Brit. informal (of a machine) break down.
packable adjective
packer noun
ME: from MDu., Mid. Low Ger. pak (n.), pakken (v.).
verb fill (a jury or committee) with people likely to support a particular verdict or decision.
C16 (in the sense 'enter into a private agreement'): prob. from the obs. verb pact 'enter into an agreement with', the final -t being interpreted as an inflection of the past tense.

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