e-tutor.com - Online tutoring, learning, and homeschooling resources      Home    Enroll    Tour    Contact Us    Graphing Calculator         Dictionary Home    Index    About   

Definition of 'pack'


  1. a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions"
       Synonyms: battalion large number multitude plurality
  2. a complete collection of similar things
  3. a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
  4. an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
       Synonyms: gang ring mob
  5. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
       Synonyms: clique coterie ingroup inner circle camp
  6. a group of hunting animals
  7. a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
       Synonyms: face pack
  8. a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
  9. a bundle (especially one carried on the back)


  1. arrange in a container; "pack the books into the boxes"
       Antonyms: unpack take out
  2. fill to capacity; "This singer always packs the concert halls"; "They murder trial packed the court house"
  3. compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
       Synonyms: bundle wad compact
  4. carry, as on one's back; "Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"
  5. set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome; "pack a jury"
  6. 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"
       Synonyms: carry take
  7. press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
       Synonyms: throng mob pile jam
  8. hike with a backpack; "Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies"
       Synonyms: backpack
  9. press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
       Synonyms: tamp down tamp
  10. seal with packing; "pack the faucet"
  11. have the property of being packable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
       Synonyms: compact
  12. load with a pack
       Synonyms: load down
  13. 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"

Get this dictionary without ads as part of the e-Tutor Virtual Learning Program.