: an act or instance of packaging something or someone: such as
: the enclosing of something in a container or covering
… damage caused by static charge during packaging, storing, and shipping.Chemical & Engineering News
: the presentation of something or someone to the public in a way that is designed to be attractive or appealing
This is public relations: the packaging of ideas, the execution of them, and the media coverage surrounding them.Robert Z. Chew
: material used to enclose or contain something
… the flashy packaging popularized by mass merchants.Jan Stafford
also : a covering wrapper or container : package entry 1 sense 3
the manufacture of food packagings

Examples of packaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The affected products are manufactured at different third-party facilities around the Midwest and are sold under Hy-Vee's private label and bulk packaging programs, according to the notice. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Is English the only language used on the packaging? Maggie O'Neill, Verywell Health, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for packaging 

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Word History


from gerund of package entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of packaging was circa 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Packaging.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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