Pack Pack (p[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Packed} (p[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Packing}.] [Akin to D. pakken, G. packen, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakka. See {Pack}, n.] 1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as, to pack goods in a box; to pack fish. [1913 Webster]

Strange materials packed up with wonderful art. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Where . . . the bones Of all my buried ancestors are packed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater. [1913 Webster]

3. To shuffle, sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly; to stack[3] (the deck). [1913 Webster +PJC]

And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; to stack[3]; as, to pack a jury or a caucus. [1913 Webster]

The expected council was dwindling into . . . a packed assembly of Italian bishops. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

5. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He lost life . . . upon a nice point subtilely devised and packed by his enemies. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

6. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse. [1913 Webster]

Our thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey. --Shack. [1913 Webster]

7. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; to {send packing}; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school. [1913 Webster]

He . . . must not die Till George be packed with post horse up to heaven. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts). [Western U.S.] [1913 Webster]

9. (Hydropathy) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See {Pack}, n., 5. [1913 Webster]

10. (Mech.) To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine. [1913 Webster]

11. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something; specif. (Hydropathy), to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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