packed

adjective
\ ˈpakt How to pronounce packed (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web

Take Amazon’s approach to a Colorado sorting center (where packed boxes are sorted and shipped, in contrast to fulfilment centers, where the boxes are packed with your products). Matt Simon, WIRED, "Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes," 15 July 2019 With a unit cost of around $5,000, the REV-1 will also be more affordable than bigger rivals, while still offering enough space to carry four packed grocery bags of shopping. James Vincent, The Verge, "This last-mile delivery startup wants to put robots in bike lanes," 15 July 2019 There are classic photos of a lone lion in a Serengeti reserve surrounded by dozens of packed vehicles, each jockeying for a position from which passengers can snap a photo without an SUV in the background. Tom Hanscom, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Wildlife rebound in Uganda," 11 July 2019 Despite getting on the debate stage, Swalwell’s campaign has struggled to get a foothold in the packed Democratic field. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Rep. Eric Swalwell drops out of the Democratic 2020 presidential primary," 8 July 2019 As Orlando City continues a packed stretch of games, rotational depth will be vital. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Three things we learned from Orlando City’s 3-1 loss to Philadelphia," 6 July 2019 Even more exotic was a day at the Galveston beach; who knew that sand was anything but tightly packed and dirty brown? Connie Dufner, Dallas News, "Over the moon: Apollo obsession strikes big as Houston prepares for lunar landing milestone," 2 July 2019 Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who tried to elbow her way into the packed debate at times, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, New York businessman Andrew Yang and author and social activist Marianne Williamson. Steve Peoples, Twin Cities, "Rivals target Biden as Democrats’ rifts emerge on age, race," 28 June 2019 Turkey’s prisons remain packed with thousands of people arrested on outrageously vague charges in the aftermath of a bloody coup attempt in 2016. The Economist, "Turkey’s president fails to see off his most powerful rival yet," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of packed

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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More Definitions for packed

packed

adjective

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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