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.
Recent Examples of packing from the Web
Past efforts to broker peace are strewn with failure, overseen by veteran American diplomats with years of experience in the region, who were all sent packing.
In percentage terms, the worst midterm defeat in the past century came in 1974, when a nation weary of obstruction of justice sent a quarter of the House Republican caucus packing.
However, Middle Tennessee had other plans in mind and sent MSU home packing in Round 1.
But the lemon packing and orange growing industry in Southern California is a wonderful story of success.
Also, this is your last reminder to bring sunscreen (and here’s a guide to all of your other packing needs).
The program currently operates out of a single space: a portion of a converted 19th-century cotton packing warehouse with thin walls.
Inside the clubhouse, the rest of the Fireflies were well on their way to showering, to packing, to boarding the bus for the drive, more than seven hours, back to Columbia, South Carolina.
The duck was also sent packing within a few years, after which the paper went without a regular weather mascot until the 1952, which is when the frog returned, though more cartoony that his original form.
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First Known Use of packing
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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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