packet

noun pack·et \ ˈpa-kət \

Definition of packet

1 a :a small bundle or parcel
b :a small thin package
c British
d chiefly British :a considerable amount
  • that trip will cost a packet
2 a :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

Examples of packet in a Sentence

  1. I got two packets of broccoli seeds to plant this summer.

  2. He puts two packets of sugar in his coffee.

  3. Could you get me another packet of ketchup?

  4. Your information packet includes a map and a schedule of all the events at the conference.

  5. I received the packet of legal papers today.

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Origin and Etymology of packet

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

packet Synonyms

Synonyms
bundle, pack, package, parcel
Antonyms
mite, peanuts, pittance song
Related Words
bag, poke [chiefly Southern & Midland], pouch, sack; bale; box, container, crate
Near Antonyms
petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money


British Definition of PACKET

packet

noun

British Definition of packet

c British
:a considerable amount
  • that trip will cost a packet
:a pack of cigarettes

PACKET Defined for English Language Learners

packet

noun

Definition of packet for English Language Learners

  • : a small, thin package

  • : a package in which something is sold and bought

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

packet

noun pack·et \ ˈpa-kət \

Definition of packet for Students

:a small package


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