packet

noun
pack·​et | \ ˈpa-kət How to pronounce packet (audio) \

Definition of packet

1a : a small bundle or parcel
b : a small thin package

c British

d chiefly British : a considerable amount that trip will cost a packet
2a : a number of letters dispatched at one time
b : a small group, cluster, or mass
3 : a passenger boat usually carrying mail and cargo
4 British : a pack of cigarettes
5 : a short fixed-length section of data that is transmitted as a unit in an electronic communications network

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Synonyms for packet

Synonyms

bundle, pack, package, parcel

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Examples of packet in a Sentence

I got two packets of broccoli seeds to plant this summer. He puts two packets of sugar in his coffee. Could you get me another packet of ketchup? Your information packet includes a map and a schedule of all the events at the conference. I received the packet of legal papers today.
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The curtains rolled back and out appeared two actors dressed as Secret Service agents holding packets of dipping sauce behind a mound of 5,000 chicken nuggets. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Jimmy Kimmel gives U.S. Women's Soccer stars the fast food White House experience," 12 July 2019 Wrap the carp fillets in the banana leaves, securing each packet with kitchen twine. Jesse Pearson, latimes.com, "Fly fishing for ‘sewer salmon’ in the L.A. River," 11 July 2019 In the flesh, Williamson is a tiny, highly charged packet of sexuality. Jim Geraghty, National Review, "Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Marianne Williamson," 1 July 2019 Top each with a few dollops of goat cheese, then seal each packet by bringing together the long sides and folding their edges over together, twice. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "Fire up your summer with recipes from the season’s new grilling cookbooks," 24 June 2019 Where: Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St. in Melbourne Packet pickup: Race packets can be picked up 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. June 30-July 3 at Running Zone, at 3696 N. Wickham Road in Melbourne. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "4th of July 5Ks and fun runs offer patriotic workouts, help charities," 17 June 2019 Each little packet comes with a single-use wipe saturated with 19 percent aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex glycine, the main antiperspirant ingredient in most deodorants, at one of the highest strengths available for an over-the-counter product. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Spectacular Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 3 Aug. 2018 This packet contains salt, water conditioner and some brine shrimp eggs. Cassie Armstrong, OrlandoSentinel.com, "National Sea Monkey Day: How to celebrate in Central Florida," 16 May 2018 Each gummy packet typically sells for $25 in California. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Police Seize Pot Gummies Shipped From Calif.," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of packet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for packet

Middle English pekette, pakat, from Anglo-French pacquet, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch pak pack

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packet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of packet

US : a small, thin package
British : a package in which something is sold and bought
US : a group of things that have been gathered together for a particular purpose and usually put into a container (such as a folder or a large envelope)

packet

noun
pack·​et | \ ˈpa-kət How to pronounce packet (audio) \

Kids Definition of packet

: a small package

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