pack·​age | \ ˈpa-kij How to pronounce package (audio) \

Definition of package

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : the act or process of packing
2a : a small or moderate-sized pack : parcel
b : a commodity or a unit of a product uniformly wrapped or sealed
c : a preassembled unit
3 : a covering wrapper or container
4 : something that suggests a package: such as
b : a radio or television series offered for sale at a lump sum
c : contract benefits gained through collective bargaining
d : a ready-made computer program or collection of related software
e : a travel arrangement contract that offers for a fixed price transportation, accommodations, and often sightseeing and entertainment
f : a collection of related items especially : one to be considered or acted on together presented his tax package to the nation


packaged; packaging

Definition of package (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to make into a package especially : to produce as an entertainment package
b : to present (something, such as a product) in such a way as to heighten its appeal to the public
2 : to enclose in a package or covering

Other Words from package


packager noun

Synonyms for package

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of package in a Sentence

Noun All ingredients are listed right on the package. She ate the whole package of crackers for lunch. The hotel, airfare, and museum fees were all part of our vacation package. The financial aid packages we'll be awarding this year are smaller than we had hoped they would be.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But what really ups the ante in this package is all of its extra perks. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 8 Aug. 2022 This one-ticket package is good for admission to SeaWorld and Legoland, plus up to three more attractions around the region. Brian Maestro, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Aug. 2022 This latest package emerged suddenly at the end of July after 18 months of start-stop negotiations leaves behind many of Biden's more ambitious goals. Lisa Mascaro, ajc, 7 Aug. 2022 This map-and-chart package captures one of the top business stories of the past two decades: China’s rise in the global corporate hierarchy. Matthew Heimer, Fortune, 6 Aug. 2022 The only way to get a display is to buy this combo package of the display, phone body, and battery. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 3 Aug. 2022 Unusually, the latest Department of Defense news release on this aid package included several paragraphs on morale in the Russian military. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 29 July 2022 Beyoncé’s tremendous vocals are showcased in this pretty package of soulful nostalgia that cools down the tempo with woozy guitar strains and angelic backing vocals. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 This latest package after 18 months of start-stop negotiations leaves behind many of Biden’s more ambitious goals. Lisa Mascaro, Anchorage Daily News, 28 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Repurpose top-of-funnel content by working with product marketing to add product use-case details and package up the content as a guide. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 July 2022 The day before, bakery team members will cut, fry and package more than 14,000 doughnuts to make a 900-square-foot mosaic of the Bashas’ 90th-anniversary logo. Jonmaesha Beltran, The Arizona Republic, 7 July 2022 The company marshalled volunteers from Tesla’s German workforce to help assemble and package terminals for delivery. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2022 The editor pushes her to package her experience in ways that can elicit the sympathy and the trust of her Western audience. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2022 This is by necessity, both to control airflow around, over, and underneath the car, as well as to package the car's various sensors (in that black strip). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 June 2022 If the Hornets can package Hayward and another short-term contract in a deal for Westbrook, the Lakers should absolutely agree to that trade. Dj Siddiqi, Forbes, 27 June 2022 The group has been able to package memories from that time and sell them back to those people for the past 13 years. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 7 Mar. 2022 Companies package certain types of consumer and commercial debt such as auto and credit-card loans into securities and sell them to investors. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of package


circa 1510, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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pack·​age | \ ˈpa-kij How to pronounce package (audio) \

Kids Definition of package

1 : a bundle made up for mailing or transporting
2 : a container that covers or holds something The ingredients are listed on the package.
3 : something that comes in a container a package of gum

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