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Definition of PACK

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Pack \Pack\ (p[a^]k), n. [Cf. {Pact}.]
     A pact. [Obs.] --Daniel.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pack \Pack\, n. [Akin to D. pak, G. pack, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa, Icel. pakki, Gael. & Ir. pac, Arm. pak. Cf. {Packet}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. A bundle made up and prepared to be carried; especially, a bundle to be carried on the back; a load for an animal; a bale, as of goods. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

     2. [Cf. {Peck}, n.] A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden. "A pack of sorrows." "A pack of blessings." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: "In England, by a pack of meal is meant 280 lbs.; of wool, 240 lbs." --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

     3. A group or quantity of connected or similar things; as, a pack of lies; specifically: (a) A full set of playing cards; a deck; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack. (b) A number of wolves, hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together; as, a wolf pack. (c) A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves. (d) A shook of cask staves. (e) A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously. [1913 Webster]

     4. A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely. --Kane. [1913 Webster]

     5. An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called {dry pack}, {wet pack}, {cold pack}, etc., according to the method of treatment. [1913 Webster]

     6. [Prob. the same word; but cf. AS. p[=ae]can to deceive.] A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See {Baggage}. [Obs.]
        --Skelton.
        [1913 Webster]

     7. (Med.) In hydropathic practice, a wrapping of blankets or sheets called {dry pack}, {wet pack}, {cold pack}, etc., according to the condition of the blankets or sheets used, put about a patient to give him treatment; also, the fact or condition of being so treated. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     8. (Rugby Football) The forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     {Pack animal}, an animal, as a horse, mule, etc., employed in carrying packs.

     {Pack and prime road} or {Pack and prime way}, a pack road or bridle way.

     {Pack cloth}, a coarse cloth, often duck, used in covering packs or bales.

     {Pack horse}. See {Pack animal} (above).

     {Pack ice}. See def. 4, above.

     {Pack moth} (Zool.), a small moth ({Anacampsis sarcitella}) which, in the larval state, is very destructive to wool and woolen fabrics.

     {Pack needle}, a needle for sewing with pack thread. --Piers Plowman.

     {Pack saddle}, a saddle made for supporting the load on a pack animal. --Shak.

     {Pack staff}, a staff for supporting a pack; a peddler's staff.

     {Pack train} (Mil.), a troop of pack animals.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 v.0.48 [gcide]

Pack \Pack\, v. i.
     1. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation. [1913 Webster]

     2. To admit of stowage, or of making up for transportation or storage; to become compressed or to settle together, so as to form a compact mass; as, the goods pack conveniently; wet snow packs well. [1913 Webster]

     3. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

     4. To depart in haste; -- generally with off or away. [1913 Webster]

              Poor Stella must pack off to town     --Swift. [1913 Webster]

              You shall pack,
              And never more darken my doors again. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     5. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion. [Obs.] "Go pack with him." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {To send packing}, to drive away; to send off roughly or in disgrace; to dismiss unceremoniously. "The parliament . .
        . presently sent him packing." --South. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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