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Pack

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(1):

(n.) A number or quantity equal to the contents of a pack; hence, a multitude; a burden.

(2):

(n.) A number or quantity of connected or similar things

(3):

(n.) A pact.

(4):

(n.) 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.

(5):

(n.) A number of hounds or dogs, hunting or kept together.

(6):

(n.) A number of persons associated or leagued in a bad design or practice; a gang; as, a pack of thieves or knaves.

(7):

(n.) A full set of playing cards; also, the assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre pack.

(8):

(n.) A bundle of sheet-iron plates for rolling simultaneously.

(9):

(n.) A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together more or less closely.

(10):

(n.) An envelope, or wrapping, of sheets used in hydropathic practice, called dry pack, wet pack, cold pack, etc., according to the method of treatment.

(11):

(n.) A loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage.

(12):

(n.) 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.

(13):

(n.) To sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly.

(14):

(n.) Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; as, to pack a jury or a causes.

(15):

(n.) To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot.

(16):

(n.) To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.

(17):

(n.) To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; - sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school.

(18):

(n.) To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts).

(19):

(n.) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.

(20):

(n.) 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.

(21):

(v. i.) To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles securely for transportation.

(22):

(v. i.) 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.

(23):

(v. i.) To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the perch begin to pack.

(24):

(v. i.) To depart in haste; - generally with off or away.

(25):

(v. i.) To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes; to join in collusion.

(26):

(n.) A shook of cask staves.

(27):

(n.) 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.

(28):

(n.) The forwards who compose one half of the scrummage; also, the scrummage.

(29):

(v. t.) To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;

(30):

(v. t.) to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.

(31):

(n.) 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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Pack'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/p/pack.html. 1828.

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