Definition of packing
1a : the action or process of packing something; also : a method of packingb : the processing of food and especially meat for future sale
2 : material (such as a covering or stuffing) used to protect packed goods (as for shipping); also : material used for making airtight or watertight packing for a faucet
Examples of packing in a Sentence
We finished all our packing yesterday.
I used some old newspapers for packing.
First Known Use of packing
PACKING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of packing for English Language Learners
: the act or process of putting things into bags or boxes
: material that is used to hold or protect things so that they can be moved or sent somewhere
Medical Definition of packing
1: the therapeutic application of a pack hemorrhage…could not be controlled by suture or packing—Journal of the American Medical Association
2: the material used in packing
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