\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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May met with Conservative lawmakers in a packed room at Parliament, in a bid to calm the feverish atmosphere in the deeply divided party. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Boris Johnson quits as UK’s May faces mounting Brexit crisis," 10 July 2018 The crushed limestone trail is well packed and maintained, so it can be ridden on a road bike but is probably best for hybrid or bigger tires. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 old railroad tunnels help make the Elroy-Sparta Trail one of the state's most popular," 21 June 2018 Each of FLCL’s six episodes are so packed with details, rapid-fire jokes and animation shifts that the show practically demands repeat viewings to disentangle the story from the noise. Stephen Scaife, The Verge, "Cult favorite anime FLCL is back with new episodes — but 15 years later, the original still shines," 2 June 2018 The patio was so packed with locals that there was no chance of finding a seat: Je suis en terrasse. Michael Kiefer, azcentral, "Paris terrorist attacks didn't crush the spirit of the 11th Arrondissement," 10 May 2018 During the opening party, the two-story boutique was so packed that guests almost had trouble moving. Kristen Bateman, The Cut, "Longchamp Celebrates Its New Store With Kendall Jenner, Paris Jackson, and More," 4 May 2018 Cleveland's Best manager Kristen Davis says: Thick, has grill taste, meat is well packed., "Gunselman's Tavern a local hot spot with a flair for burgers (photos, video, poll)," 24 Apr. 2018 The court hearing, which was so packed that plastic chairs were added to the aisles, was attended by lawyers for Mr. Cohen, Mr. Trump, the Trump Organization and Stephanie Clifford, a former adult-film star known professionally as Stormy Daniels. Nicole Hong, WSJ, "Sean Hannity Was a Client of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen," 16 Apr. 2018 Her two youngest daughters, 4-year-old Laira and 1-year-old Emma, became sick and hospitals were too packed. Bianca Padró Ocasio,, "Orlando church helps displaced Puerto Rican families welcome post-Maria babies," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of packed

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Phrases Related to packed

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packed solid

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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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