package deal


: an offer or agreement involving a number of related items or one making acceptance of one item dependent on the acceptance of another
: the items offered in a package deal

Example Sentences

They presented their proposals to the committee as a package deal.
Recent Examples on the Web When Leonard committed as a free agent in July 2019 and George arrived the same night in a trade from Oklahoma City as a package deal, the two knew one another but not on a deep level. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2022 When Howie falls for Charlie (James Scully), the cute doctor comes as a package deal with the disdainful Cooper (Nick Adams) and aloof Will (Conrad Ricamora), who strikes an instant love-hate sizzle with Noah. Justin J Wee, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2022 This package deal comes with eight skirts — available in seven different colors — and all of the necessary accessories. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 24 May 2022 The package deal means the buyer can tear both down and create a rare compound on nearly an acre on one of L.A.’s ritziest streets, Rodeo Drive. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2021 The Matta package deal addresses some of the college experience questions. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Mar. 2021 The rooms also adhere to strict technical standards, all sold as part of a package deal. Ben Croll, Variety, 22 June 2022 Think of acupuncture and herbal medicine as a package deal, coming together to correct the root dysfunction in your body. Jackie Martin, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 July 2022 Whether the notion is the Heat need to move on from Kyle Lowry or reset with some type of Jimmy Butler trade, the reality is the two are a package deal, with Kyle signing with the Heat because of Jimmy, and Jimmy pushing for the addition of Kyle. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 3 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of package deal was circa 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Package deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

package deal


: an offer containing several items all or none of which must be accepted
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