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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

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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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The image appears to the public in a packed auditorium at JPL, crowded with media, visitors, and as many InSight team members as can make it. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "How a Small CubeSat Became the Unlikely Hero of the InSight Landing," 29 Nov. 2018 Photo: Sara Hylton for The Wall Street Journal To celebrate the start of testing for the network in late 2015, Jio threw a party in a packed arena at the headquarters. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "Two Years Ago, India Lacked Fast, Cheap Internet—One Billionaire Changed All That," 5 Sep. 2018 The Sport and Medical Sciences Academy Class of 2018 gathered with friends and family to celebrate its commencement in a packed auditorium buzzing with excitement Friday evening. Christopher Hanna,, "SMSA Class of 2018 Celebrates Commencement, Awaits Life's Next Chapter," 15 June 2018 Plenty of research indicates that both fiber- and nutrient-packed whole grains and legumes can absolutely be a part of a healthful diet. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is the Pegan Diet? It's Not as Simple as Paleo + Vegan," 17 Jan. 2019 The expert, who is a big fan of antioxidant-packed berries and fresh, superfood smoothie bowls, has been known to fine-tune the diets of many English public figures (including recent royal bride, Princess Eugenie). Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "All the Ways Meghan Markle Has Transformed Prince Harry’s Bad Boy Health Habits," 4 Jan. 2019 From the incredible Marie Claire-only plane ride to the celeb and CEO-packed panels to the conversations with fellow Power Trippers, the event is like grownup summer camp packed into two short days. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "What It's Like to Go on a 36-Hour All-Female Networking Trip," 12 Nov. 2018 Simply roast up your favorite combination of vegetables, then add a protein-packed garnish at the end. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 2018 Well it's been an unbelievable and action-packed hour because this is an unbelievable and action-packed moment with an awful lot at stake. Fox News, "New evidence of political bias at Google; gender politics at play in Michigan Senate race," 21 Sep. 2018

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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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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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