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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


Synonymsbackpack


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


Broader (hypernym)hike


Entailpack


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.


Synonymscompact


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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