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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

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
Recent Examples on the Web In the first home playoff game of their inaugural season, the Anchorage Wolverines didn’t disappoint in front of a packed house on Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wilderness at Ben Boeke Ice Arena. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2022 With the rain coming down late Friday afternoon, the elite events of the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays brought a lot of excitement for a packed house at Jesuit High School. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2022 Blame it on Zendaya's packed schedule, not her lack of desire to go. ELLE, 22 Apr. 2022 Anne is the president of Chicago Cabaret Professionals and maintains a packed schedule as a teacher of fitness classes. Myrna Petlicki,, 12 Apr. 2022 Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters had a packed schedule of concerts scheduled for 2022. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 29 Mar. 2022 Amid easing Covid-19 restrictions, this season's event saw a packed schedule of runway shows. Megan C. Hills, CNN, 23 Mar. 2022 Biden’s packed schedule Thursday includes meetings with NATO, the Group of Seven major economies and the European Council, where he is expected to lay out a new series of measures against Russia — including new sanctions. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 Jimmy Chitwood hits the winning shot for Hickory in front of a packed house in an Ohio gym. Rory Appleton, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of packed

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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23 May 2022

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“Packed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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