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{adj: accessorial} nonessential but helpful
"accessorial services included sorting and packing"



{adj: breakable} capable of being broken or damaged
"earthenware pottery is breakable"
"breakable articles should be packed carefully"
<-> unbreakable

{adj: chockablock, chock-full, chockful, choke-full, chuck-full, cram full} packed full to capacity
"chowder chockablock with pieces of fish"

{adj: close-packed} packed especially tightly

{adj: compact} closely and firmly united or packed together
"compact soil"
"compact clusters of flowers"
<-> loose

{adj: compressible} capable of being compressed or made more compact
"compressible packing materials"
"a compressible box"
<-> incompressible

{adj: impacted, wedged} wedged or packed in together
"an impacted tooth"

{adj: jammed, jam-packed, packed} filled to capacity
"a suitcase jammed with dirty clothes"
"stands jam-packed with fans"
"a packed theater"

{adj: packable} capable of being packed

{adj: packed} pressed together or compressed
"packed snow"

{adj: tight} packed closely together
"the stood in a tight little group"
"hair in tight curls"
"the pub was packed tight"

{adj: wolflike, wolfish} resembling or characteristic (or considered characteristic) of a wolf
"ran in wolflike packs"
"wolfish rapacity"

{adv: compactly} in a compact manner or state
"The children were packed compactly into the car"

{adv: densely, thickly} in a concentrated manner
"old houses are often so densely packed that perhaps three or four have to be demolished for every new one built"
"a thickly populated area"
<-> thinly

{adv: tightly} in a tight or constricted manner
"a tightly packed pub"

{n: African hunting dog, hyena dog, Cape hunting dog, Lycaon pictus} a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area

{n: American foxhound} an American breed of foxhounds used for hunting both in packs and individually

{n: English foxhound} an English breed slightly larger than the American foxhounds originally used to hunt in packs

{n: Russian bank, crapette} solitaire with two players using separate packs

{n: alveolar bed} lung tissue densely packed with alveoli

{n: backpack, back pack, knapsack, packsack, rucksack, haversack} a bag carried by a strap on your back or shoulder

{n: backpacking tent, pack tent} a tent that can be carried in a backpack

{n: battalion, large number, multitude, plurality, pack} a large indefinite number
"a battalion of ants"
"a multitude of TV antennas"
"a plurality of religions"

{n: bits per inch, bpi} a measure of how densely information is packed on a storage medium

{n: blister pack, bubble pack} a flexible transparent sheet containing many small plastic blisters; used to package items of merchandise during shipment

{n: breakable} an article that is fragile and easily broken
"pack the breakables separately"

{n: burro} small donkey used as a pack animal

{n: busyness, hum} the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
"they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers"
"there is a constant hum of military preparation"

{n: capillary bed} a layer of tissue densely packed with capillaries

{n: case shot, canister, canister shot} a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

{n: clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp} an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

{n: common mullein, great mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein, torch, Verbascum thapsus} tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches

{n: cos, cos lettuce, romaine, romaine lettuce} lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head

{n: cracker box} a crate used for packing crackers

{n: crisphead lettuce, iceberg lettuce, iceberg} lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head
"iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"

{n: dhole, Cuon alpinus} fierce wild dog of the forests of central and southeast Asia that hunts in packs

{n: disk pack, disc pack} (computer science) a portable pack of magnetic disks used in a disk storage device

{n: draw} a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
"he got a pair of kings in the draw"

{n: drip coffee} coffee made by passing boiling water through a perforated container packed with finely ground coffee

{n: drogue parachute} a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack

{n: epithelial cell} one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium

{n: excelsior, wood shavings} thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing

{n: fanny pack, butt pack} a waist pack worn with the pouch in back

{n: food hamper} a hamper for packing and transporting food

{n: fox} alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

{n: gang, pack, ring, mob} an association of criminals
"police tried to break up the gang"
"a pack of thieves"

{n: gasket} seal consisting of a ring for packing pistons or sealing a pipe joint

{n: hematocrit, haematocrit, packed cell volume} the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit

{n: hostile} troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
"the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles"
<-> friendly

{n: huddle} a disorganized and densely packed crowd
"a huddle of frightened women"

{n: ice pack, ice bag} a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling

{n: impact, wallop} a forceful consequence; a strong effect
"the book had an important impact on my thinking"
"the book packs a wallop"

{n: jackal, Canis aureus} Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair

{n: lute, luting} a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid

{n: magpie, scavenger, pack rat} someone who collects things that have been discarded by others

{n: meat packer, packer} a wholesaler in the meat-packing business

{n: meatpacking, meat packing, meat-packing business} wholesale packaging of meat for future sale (including slaughtering and processing and distribution to retailers)

{n: monte, four-card monte, three-card monte} a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of the will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time

{n: oakum} loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships

{n: old maid} a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid')

{n: pack animal, sumpter} an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads

{n: pack ice, Ice pack} a large expanse of floating ice

{n: pack of cards, deck of cards, deck} a pack of 52 playing cards

{n: pack riding} riding with a pack

{n: pack, face pack} a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

{n: packaging} the business of packing
"his business is packaging for transport"

{n: packed cells} a preparation of blood cells separated from the liquid plasma
"packed cells are given to severely anemic patients in order to avoid overloading the circulatory system with too much fluid"

{n: packer, bagger, boxer} a workman employed to pack things into containers

{n: packhorse} a workhorse used as a pack animal

{n: packing box, packing case} a large crate in which goods are packed for shipment or storage

{n: packing material, packing, wadding} any material used especially to protect something

{n: packing needle} a large needle used to sew up canvas packages

{n: packing, backpacking} carrying something in a pack on the back
"the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"

{n: packing, boxing} the enclosure of something in a package or box

{n: packinghouse, packing plant} a plant where livestock are slaughtered and processed and packed as meat products

{n: packinghouse} a building where foodstuffs are processed and packed
"they came from an apple packinghouse"

{n: packrat, pack rat, trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea} any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects

{n: packsaddle} a saddle for pack animals to which loads can be attached

{n: pack} a bundle (especially one carried on the back)

{n: pack} a complete collection of similar things

{n: pack} a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)

{n: pack} a group of hunting animals

{n: pack} a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect

{n: pinochle, pinocle, penuchle, bezique} a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist

{n: piquet} a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards

{n: piste} a ski run densely packed with snow

{n: playing card} one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

{n: polystyrene} a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic
"expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"

{n: power pack} a device for converting a power supply to a voltage required by particular equipment

{n: precaution, safeguard, guard} a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"
"an insurance policy is a good safeguard"
"we let our guard down"

{n: pussy-paw, pussy-paws, pussy's-paw, Spraguea umbellatum, Calyptridium umbellatum} pink clusters of densely packed flowers on prostrate stems resemble upturned pads of cats' feet; grow in coniferous forests of western North America

{n: riffle} shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners

{n: ripcord} a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent

{n: shook} a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment

{n: six-pack, six pack, sixpack} a carton containing six bottles or cans

{n: snowman} a figure of a person made of packed snow

{n: soapbox} a crate for packing soap

{n: static line} a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane

{n: stemmer} a miner's tamping bar for ramming packing in over a blasting charge

{n: stowage, stowing} the act of packing or storing away

{n: stuffing box, packing box} a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal

{n: stuffing nut, packing nut} a nut used to tighten a stuffing box

{n: suit} playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color
"a flush is five cards in the same suit"
"in bridge you must follow suit"
"what suit is trumps?"

{n: things} any movable possession (especially articles of clothing)
"she packed her things and left"

{n: waist pack, belt bag} a small pouch (usually with a zipper) that attaches to a belt and is worn around the waist

{n: whist, long whist, short whist} a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six

{n: wolf pack} a group of submarines operating together in attacking enemy convoys

{n: wolf pack} a group of wolves hunting together

{n: wolf} any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs

{v: backpack, pack} hike with a backpack
"Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"

{v: carry, pack, take} have with oneself ; have on one's person
"She always takes an umbrella"
"I always carry money"
"She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

{v: compact, pack} have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily
"This powder compacts easily"
"Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

{v: compress, compact, pack together} make more compact by or as if by pressing
"compress the data"
<-> decompress

{v: dismiss, send packing, send away, drop} stop associating with
"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

{v: impact} press or wedge together ; pack together

{v: jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad} crowd or pack to capacity
"the theater was jampacked"

{v: lock in, seal in} close with or as if with a tight seal
"This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!"

{v: pack on} gain (weight)
"He packed on two pounds over the summer"

{v: pack, bundle, wad, compact} compress into a wad
"wad paper into the box"

{v: pack, load down} load with a pack

{v: pack} arrange in a container
"pack the books into the boxes"
<-> unpack

{v: pack} carry, as on one's back
"Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"

{v: pack} fill to capacity
"This singer always packs the concert halls"
"They murder trial packed the court house"

{v: pack} seal with packing
"pack the faucet"

{v: pack} set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome
"pack a jury"

{v: pack} treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood
"The nurse packed gauze in the wound"
"You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"

{v: stow} fill by packing tightly
"stow the cart"

{v: tamp down, tamp, pack} press down tightly
"tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"

{v: throng, mob, pack, pile, jam} press tightly together or cram
"The crowd packed the auditorium"

{v: unpack, take out} remove from its packing
"unpack the presents"
<-> pack


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