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 Exosomes are nano-sized care packages filled with lipids, proteins, amino acids, peptides, and growth factors that are excreted by almost all cells in the body. Ahmed Zambarakji, Robb Report, 5 Feb. 2024 To make their time a little easier, care packages are sometimes airdropped into the ocean – in 2014, that included letters of support from schoolchildren, and fried chicken from the Philippine fast food institution Jollibee. Rebecca Wright, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 Hot Chocolate Mix Vanilla Bean Marshmallows Two Matching Biscuit Love Coffee Mugs This special care package—with a host of rave reviews—is available online on Goldbelly for $149.95 and can be customized based on your Valentine’s preferences. Abigail Wilt, Southern Living, 31 Jan. 2024 The Germans allowed the airmen to receive Red Cross care packages filled with food, clothing, and recreational gear like baseballs and bats. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Jan. 2024 Volunteer activities included preparing care packages for victims of gun violence and distributing voter information packets. Jeffrey Collins, Twin Cities, 15 Jan. 2024 During the pandemic, for instance, students collected funds to put together care packages for front-line workers. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 Shortly after, Ball sent Adonis a care package that included his rare Puma X LaMelo Ball MB.01 Digital Camo sneakers. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 4 Mar. 2024 Ida Fiore, a volunteer from Lake Forest, Ill., who has helped organize care packages for migrants, said that ever since a busload of migrants arrived in nearby Highland Park in December, city officials and residents have worked to gather supplies for them. Julie Bosman, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of care package was in 1962

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“Care package.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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