care package


Definition of care package

: a package of useful or pleasurable items that is sent or given as a gift to another (such as a college student)

Examples of care package in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every few weeks, Gephart receives a Monroe Meat Co. care package at his home in Hillsborough, N.C. Bob Carlton |, al, 6 Oct. 2021 Also inside the care package was a special handwritten note. Abigail Adams,, 12 Aug. 2021 While the couple quarantined together in the first week of September, a friend dropped a care package on their doorstep. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 17 Sep. 2021 But in one of the episodes, Ted Lasso gets a care package that includes a bottle of KC barbecue sauce. Melissa Yeager, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 In Wednesday’s episode, Newell appears as a mail carrier ensuring a little girl’s care package has been delivered to a friend, according to the newspaper. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2021 Once, while preparing a care package to take to her children in New York, Ms. Ro turned a couple of frozen Costco flank steaks into bulgogi, thinly slicing the slabs and formulating a marinade to tenderize the tougher cut. New York Times, 23 July 2021 Each care package will include a piece of jewelry and a pack of crayons and paper so the children can make handmade cards. Meimei Fox, Forbes, 6 May 2021 The backpack care package will be sent anywhere in the world. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of care package

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for care package

from CARE package, a charity parcel sent to needy Europeans after World War II

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“Care package.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of care package

: a package of useful or enjoyable items (such as candy or baked goods) that is sent or given as a gift to someone who is away from home

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