IPA: pˈæk


  • A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back, but also a load for an animal, a bale.
  • A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack
  • A multitude.
  • A number or quantity of connected or similar things; a collective.
  • A full set of playing cards
  • The assortment of playing cards used in a particular game.
  • A group of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.
  • A wolfpack: a number of wolves, hunting together.
  • A flock of knots.
  • A group of people associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang.
  • A group of Cub Scouts.
  • A shook of cask staves.
  • A bundle of sheet iron plates for rolling simultaneously.
  • A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.
  • (medicine) An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.
  • (slang) A loose, lewd, or worthless person.
  • (snooker, pool) A tight group of object balls in cue sports. Usually the reds in snooker.
  • (rugby) The forwards in a rugby team (eight in Rugby Union, six in Rugby League) who with the opposing pack constitute the scrum.
  • (roller derby) The largest group of blockers from both teams skating in close proximity.


  • (physical) To put or bring things together in a limited or confined space, especially for storage or transport.
  • (transitive) To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack
  • (transitive) To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into.
  • (transitive) To wrap in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.
  • (transitive) To make impervious, such as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without allowing air, water, or steam inside.
  • (intransitive) To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.
  • (intransitive) To form a compact mass, especially in order for transportation.
  • (intransitive, of animals) To gather together in flocks, herds, schools or similar groups of animals.
  • (transitive, historical) To combine (telegraph messages) in order to send them more cheaply as a single transmission.
  • (social) To cheat.
  • (transitive, card games) To sort and arrange (the cards) in the pack to give oneself an unfair advantage
  • (transitive) To bring together or make up unfairly, in order to secure a certain result.
  • (transitive) To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.
  • (intransitive) To put together for morally wrong purposes; to join in cahoots.
  • (transitive) To load with a pack
  • (transitive, figurative) to load; to encumber.
  • To move, send or carry.
  • (transitive) To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; especially, to send away peremptorily or suddenly; – sometimes with off. See pack off.
  • (transitive, US, chiefly Western US) To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (on the backs of men or animals).
  • (intransitive) To depart in haste; – generally with off or away.
  • (transitive, slang) To carry weapons, especially firearms, on one's person.
  • (intransitive, LGBT, especially of a trans man or drag king) To wear an object, such as a prosthetic penis, inside one’s trousers to appear more male or masculine.
  • (transitive, sports, slang) To block a shot, especially in basketball.
  • (intransitive, rugby, of the forwards in a rugby team) To play together cohesively, specially with reference to their technique in the scrum.

Examples of "pack" in Sentences

  • I'm packing up for the trip.
  • Carlos is the leader of the pack.
  • The food was packed by the clerk.
  • A stencil is available in the pack.
  • I need a toothbrush to pack in my bag.
  • The centre of the wall was packed with earth.
  • The leader of this pack is also played by Jagdeep himself.
  • A packing insert is in the interior of the tubular packing.
  • Note the cardboard packing in the second white box from the front.
  • It was packed in a wooden box and sent to the Museum of Ethnology in Berlin.
  • Was it packed improperly by the customer or did the mover mishandle the box
  • For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.
  • The difference between a good pack and a great pack is revealed after only 1 mile.
  • Her mother†™ s eyes flicked to the video, and then to Rose. “Your pack is ready, you can go.
  • A pack of cards; the expression was very common; _deck_, five lines lower, was often used for _pack_.
  • 'No, not stunning _pack_,' growled Jack, '_splendid_ pack -- "this splendid pack had a stunning run."'
  • The most important element separating this game from the pack is the magic Bioware brings to the table.
  • Next, Canetti goes back to tribal cultures to explore what he calls the pack, which is a more primitive form of the crowd.
  • But what really separates Serena from the pack is the "Sampras special" — namely, a really sick first serve and a second serve from God.
  • Also, the strong current which sets east out of Lancaster Sound carried with it mile upon mile of what they call pack-ice -- rough ice that has not frozen into fields; and this pack was bombarding the floe at the same time that the swell and heave of the storm-worked sea was weakening and undermining it.

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