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Definition of packed

1a : compressed packed snow
b : that is crowded or stuffed often used in combinationan 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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Recent Examples on the Web The Chase Center experience was forecast to offer at least two years of championship-caliber play, with a packed house full of people who could tolerate the exorbitant prices. Bruce Jenkins,, "As the Warriors look ahead, the present looks bleak," 26 Nov. 2019 Miami Central 31, Dillard 21 Get in line for tickets to this game now because there will be a packed house in Plantation on Friday. Adam Lichtenstein,, "Third-round high school playoff picks in Broward and Palm Beach counties," 20 Nov. 2019 Seventy-seven Bravolebrities — both current and former — shared the stage at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom in front of a packed house of more than 2,000 adoring, shrieking fans. Tracie Egan Morrissey,, "New NY Housewives announced, plus more highlights from biggest-ever Watch What Happens Live," 17 Nov. 2019 Not only did the city of Memphis get a lot of love from College GameDay originating from Beale Street, but the Tigers delivered in front of a packed house at the Liberty Bowl. John Talty |, al, "Arkansas should dump Chad Morris, Auburn with work to do," 3 Nov. 2019 If the sneaks aren’t enough of a fashion accessory (or collectible) for fans, Iverson can still cup his hand to his ear and get a standing ovation from a packed house at his regular visits to the Wells Fargo Center. Dan Gelston,, "Allen Iverson remains Philly icon as 76ers race to perfect start," 30 Oct. 2019 After falling 4-0 to the Canadiens in front of a packed house at Centre Bell, the Wild are 1-6-0 and sinking deeper and deeper into oblivion with each passing game. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Wild hold players-only meeting after 4-0 loss to Canadiens," 17 Oct. 2019 Fantasia was there, along with Jay-Z protegee Young Paris, Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi, and a packed house of some 800 people. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, "Rosario Dawson is so much more than just Cory Booker’s ‘actress girlfriend’," 17 Oct. 2019 Although its show was on the same day (and time) as high-end designers like Tommy x Zendaya and Pyer Moss, the brand brought out a packed house. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Behind The Scenes At The Saweetie x Pretty Little Thing Show," 9 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of packed

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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5 Dec 2019

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“Packed.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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How to pronounce packed (audio)

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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