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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 early-season re-match in Philly is part of a packed, 56-game schedule necessitated by the pandemic. Mark Heim |, al, "Penguins vs. Flyers live stream (1/15): How to watch NHL online, TV, time," 15 Jan. 2021 The Penguins and Flyers play again Friday in Philly as part of a packed, 56-game schedule necessitated by the pandemic. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, "Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins 6-3," 13 Jan. 2021 Bracing for the packed schedule, Duran said UIW athletics expanded its senior staff, hiring Ashley Winning Poronsky as deputy athletic director and promoting men’s basketball assistant coach Kenyon Spears to an associate athletic director position. Greg Luca,, "UIW athletic director Richard Duran confident moving forward through COVID-related snags," 14 Dec. 2020 Despite the packed schedule, Pelosi said lawmakers can also pass the coronavirus aid package. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "'We cannot leave without it': Pelosi pledges virus aid bill before adjourning," 4 Dec. 2020 The packed schedule of each day left little time for Mueller to look too far ahead. Julia Poe,, "Orlando City forward Chris Mueller soaks up first days in USMNT camp," 4 Dec. 2020 Team Legend eventually gained the Lawrence University music professor, who joined the NBC singing competition once the COVID-19 pandemic erased his packed schedule of performances. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, "‘The Voice’ fans aren’t over the moon about John Holiday’s ‘Fly Me to the Moon’," 1 Dec. 2020 Sort of like my old working days, but without a packed schedule. Janet B. Carson, Arkansas Online, "A Weekly Schedule," 23 Nov. 2020 The chef has kept a packed schedule since March, and a big reason for this has been her drive to keep her staff employed. Dallas News, "‘I just kept cooking’: How chef Tiffany Derry has persisted during the pandemic," 17 Nov. 2020

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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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23 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Packed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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