\ˈpakt \

Definition of packed 

1a : compressed packed snow

b : that is crowded or stuffed often used in combination an action-packed story

2 : filled to capacity played to a packed house

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Examples of packed in a Sentence

Add one cup of firmly packed brown sugar. One half cup loosely packed fresh parsley Oranges are packed full of vitamin C. The theater is always packed when he performs there. bands playing to packed audiences
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Slowly, however, the United States is getting more options in the compact, amenity-packed world of Class B campers. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Compact camper van fits a bathroom, sleeps two," 27 Nov. 2018 Out here, farmers in sarongs work in tiered rice paddies, whose packed-earth Subak system of irrigation is UNESCO protected. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Enter: this ceramide-packed toner, which infuses your skin with an intense dose of repairing ceramides and calming centella and fig extracts to plump up your skin barrier and lock in moisture. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Brilliant Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 26 Sep. 2018 The cruise has a packed itinerary and will set sail from the Port of Miami on December 3rd and return on December 7th. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Drop Everything, You Can Book A Cruise With The Property Brothers For This December," 5 Sep. 2018 The group has had an action-packed getaway, catching some waves, sipping pineapple juice on the beach, and even celebrating Brayden’s third birthday. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa Looks Stunning on Beach Vacation with Ant Anstead and Her Kids," 21 Aug. 2018 Over 98 packed minutes, Ms. Reed answers those questions, or tries to. Kimberly Reed, New York Times, "Review: Tracking ‘Dark Money’ in Montana Elections," 12 July 2018 In response to FlyersRights' court challenge, plane manufacturers submitted to the court videos of evacuation drills that show packed planes being emptied within the 90-second limit. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "FAA declines to regulate more legroom for airline passengers," 3 July 2018 The packed weight is closest to what the UL2 and UL3 will weigh on an actual trip when pitched in its default configuration (fly and inner, stock pole set, no footprint). Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, "Review: Big Agnes Tiger Wall Tents," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of packed

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of packed was in 1777

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English Language Learners Definition of packed

: pressed together so there is very little space between the parts or pieces

: filled with a large amount of something

: full of people : filled with as many people as possible

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