re·​pack·​age (ˌ)rē-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce repackage (audio)
repackaged; repackaging; repackages

transitive verb

: to package again or anew
specifically : to put into a more efficient or attractive form
repackager noun

Example Sentences

Large pieces of meat are cut and repackaged at the butcher's shop. repackage newspaper comic strips as books TV studios repackage real-life dramas as entertainment.
Recent Examples on the Web One of the key projects touted by the port’s last executive director, Jack Hedge, was a transloading facility that would repackage goods between trains and trucks. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Oct. 2022 On top of free or nearly free shipping, many bigger retailers have contracts with UPS and FedEx and others to repackage customers’ returns. Paul Roberts, Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2022 The label, which boasts releases from fellow Swedes Avicii and Eric Prydz, as well as Fatboy Slim, Laidback Luke and Afrojack, is set to repackage and remaster several Size classics, as well as a crop of new vinyl box sets. Scott Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2022 That’s why companies move the containers from the ports to nearby transloading sites to repackage them with many things that, say, all the Home Depots or Walmarts would need for a short period of time in a specific region. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Sep. 2022 Inside are instructions for how to use a paper strip to take a sample of your tears, then how to properly repackage it in the thermo mailer and send it back for testing. April Wallace, Arkansas Online, 13 Oct. 2022 Christ's old robot, which was manufactured by McKesson, required workers to repackage medication orders to fit the machine, Gamble said. The Enquirer, 12 Oct. 2022 Most often, the justices repackage sincere political claims as objects of mockery and scorn. Ian Macdougall, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 What’s more, these creatives must be given space to tell a variety of stories about their community and not just funding to repackage old tropes that are familiar to non-Muslim executives and audiences with a limited worldview. Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Variety, 7 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repackage was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Repackage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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re·​pack·​age (ˈ)rē-ˈpak-ij How to pronounce repackage (audio)
: to package again or anew
especially : to put into a more attractive form

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