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PACK, n. See the Verb.

1. A bundle of any thing inclosed in a cover or bound fast with cords a bale as a pack of goods or cloth. The soldier bears a pack on his back.
2. A burden or load as a pack of sorrows.
3. A number of cards, or the number used in games so called from being inclosed together.
4. A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together, that is, a crowd or assemblage united.
5. A number of persons united in a bad design or practice as a pack of thieves or knaves.
6. A great number crowded together as a pack of troubles. Not used.
7. A loose or lewd person. Not used.

PACK, L. pango, pactum, pactus impingo, compingo.

1. To place and press together to place in close order as, to pack goods in a box or chest.
2. To put together and bind fast as, to pack any thing for carriage with cords or straps.
3. To put in close order with salt intermixed as, to pack meat or fish in barrels.
4. To send in haste.
5. To put together, as cards, in such a manner as to secure the game to put together in sorts with a fraudulent design, as cards hence, to unite persons iniquitously, with a view to some private interest as, to pack a jury, that is, to select persons for a jury who may favor a party to pack a parliament to pack an assembly of bishops.

PACK, To be pressed or close as, the goods pack well.

1. To close to shut.
2. To depart in haste with off.

Poor Stella must pack off to town.

3. To unite in bad measures to confederate for purposes to join in collusion.

Go, pack with him.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Pack'. King James Dictionary.

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