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English noun: pack

1. pack (quantity) a large indefinite number

SamplesA battalion of ants.
A multitude of TV antennas.
A plurality of religions.

Synonymsbattalion, large number, multitude, plurality

Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

2. pack (group) a complete collection of similar things

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)deck, deck of cards, disc pack, disk pack, pack of cards

3. pack (artifact) a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)

Broader (hypernym)package, parcel

4. pack (group) an association of criminals

SamplesPolice tried to break up the gang.
A pack of thieves.

Synonymsgang, mob, ring

Broader (hypernym)association

Narrower (hyponym)nest, youth gang

Member holonymgangster, mobster

Member meronymgangdom, gangland, organized crime

5. pack (group) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Synonymscamp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle

Broader (hypernym)band, circle, lot, set

Narrower (hyponym)Bloomsbury Group, bohemia, brain trust, cabal, camarilla, faction, faction, galere, hard core, junta, junto, kitchen cabinet, loop, maffia, mafia, military junta, rogue's gallery, sect

6. pack (group) a group of hunting animals

Broader (hypernym)animal group

Narrower (hyponym)wolf pack

Member holonymCanis familiaris, dog, domestic dog, hound, hound dog

7. pack (artifact) a cream that cleanses and tones the skin

Synonymsface pack

Broader (hypernym)corrective, restorative

8. pack (artifact) a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect

Broader (hypernym)corrective, restorative

9. pack (artifact) a bundle (especially one carried on the back)

Broader (hypernym)bundle, sheaf

English verb: pack

1. pack (contact) arrange in a container

SamplesPack the books into the boxes.

ExamplesThey pack the books into the box

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)case, encase, incase

Narrower (hyponym)bag, bundle, bundle up, containerise, containerize, roll up, stow

Antonymsunpack, take out

2. pack (motion) fill to capacity

SamplesThis singer always packs the concert halls.
The murder trial packed the court house.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fill, fill up, make full

Causejam, mob, pack, pile, throng

3. pack (contact) compress into a wad

SamplesWad paper into the box.

Synonymsbundle, compact, wad

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

Narrower (hyponym)puddle

Verb groupcompact, pack

4. pack (contact) carry, as on one's back

SamplesPack your tents to the top of the mountain.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)carry, transport

5. pack (social) set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome

SamplesPack a jury.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)appoint, constitute, name, nominate

6. pack (stative) have with oneself; have on one's person

SamplesShe always takes an umbrella.
I always carry money.
She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains.

ExamplesThey pack more bread

Synonymscarry, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)feature, have

Verb groupcarry

7. pack (motion) press tightly together or cram

SamplesThe crowd packed the auditorium.

Synonymsjam, mob, pile, throng

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)crowd, crowd together

8. pack (motion) hike with a backpack

SamplesEvery summer they are backpacking in the Rockies.

ExamplesSam and Sue pack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)hike


Domain categoryathletics, sport

9. pack (contact) press down tightly

SamplesTamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso.

Synonymstamp, tamp down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, pack together

10. pack (contact) seal with packing

SamplesPack the faucet.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)seal, seal off

11. pack (contact) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

SamplesThis powder compacts easily.
Such odd-shaped items do not pack well.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective

Broader (hypernym)be

Verb groupbundle, compact, pack, wad

12. pack (contact) load with a pack

Synonymsload down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lade, laden, load, load up

13. pack (body) 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

SamplesThe nurse packed gauze in the wound.
You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice.

ExamplesDid he pack his foot?

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)care for, treat

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