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)

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The gesture went over well, Samantha said, with some people even saying the care packages weren’t necessary. Terri Colby,, "Anxious parents of infant on first flight pack treats — for fellow passengers," 22 June 2018 So, definitely ask for some in your next care package. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "15 Care Package Items for Every Kind of College Student," 2 Aug. 2018 For some of us, the best part of summer camp was the care packages, boxes full of surprises and treats to remind us of home. Jesse Dorris, House Beautiful, "Home Delivery: Todd Selby's Care Package from Svbscription," 18 June 2013 The two have since become pen pals, with Bacque sending words of encouragement after Messenger pitches, and Messenger reciprocating with care packages of Hanshin goods and Japanese treats. New York Times, "A 50-Year-Old Japanese Baseball Record Unites Two American Pitchers," 3 July 2018 In a desperate move, officials dropped into the shafts care packages stuffed with food, beverages, a phone, a flashlight, candles, a lighter and a map of the cave. Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Tassanee Vejpongsa,, "Neighbors share songs, prayers as search continues for teens missing in cave in Thailand," 30 June 2018 Officials also began dropping care packages into the shafts in hopes the missing might retrieve them. Washington Post, "Lull in rain allows Thailand cave rescue to pick up pace," 30 June 2018 Joined by second lady Karen Pence, Trump also visited with first responders, stopped by an elementary school in the region, and loaded care packages at a nearby food bank. Kate Bennett, CNN, "Melania Trump will step in front of press cameras Wednesday," 5 June 2018 Comfort Cases on Thursday sent the Bristow complex 50 care packages; Jacoby said staffers plan to distribute the backpacks Monday. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "Once a foster child himself, he’s launched a drive to show every separated border child someone cares," 2 July 2018

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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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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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