packing

noun pack·ing \ ˈpa-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of packing

1 a : the action or process of packing something; also : a method of packing
b : 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

  1. We finished all our packing yesterday.

  2. I used some old newspapers for packing.

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First Known Use of packing

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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PACKING Defined for English Language Learners

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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 Dictionary

packing

noun pack·ing \ ˈpak-iŋ \

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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