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package

noun pack·age \ ˈpa-kij \
Updated on: 17 Dec 2017

Definition of package

1 archaic : the act or process of packing
2 a : 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

Examples of package in a Sentence

  1. All ingredients are listed right on the package.

  2. She ate the whole package of crackers for lunch.

  3. The hotel, airfare, and museum fees were all part of our vacation package.

  4. The financial aid packages we'll be awarding this year are smaller than we had hoped they would be.

Recent Examples of package from the Web

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First Known Use of package

circa 1510

package Synonyms

Synonyms
bundle, pack, packet, parcel
Related Words
bag, poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, sack; bale; box, container, crate
Near Antonyms
entity, item, single, unit

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package

verb

Definition of package

packaged; packaging
transitive verb
1 a : 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

packager

noun

Recent Examples of package from the Web

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First Known Use of package

1917



PACKAGE Defined for English Language Learners

package

noun

Definition of package for English Language Learners

  • : a box or large envelope that is sent or delivered usually through the mail or by another delivery service

  • : a wrapper or container that covers or holds something

  • : something that comes in a container


package

verb

Definition of package for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something) in a package in order to sell it or send it somewhere

  • : to show or present (something or someone) in a particular way


PACKAGE Defined for Kids

package

noun pack·age \ ˈpa-kij \

Definition of package for Students

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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