n 1: a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a
multitude of TV antennas" [syn: battalion
2: a complete collection of similar things
3: a small parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
4: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the
gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang
5: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose [syn: clique
, inner circle
6: a group of hunting animals
7: a cream that cleanses and tones the skin [syn: face pack
8: a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the
body for its therapeutic effect
9: a bundle (especially one carried on the back)
v 1: arrange in a container; "pack the books into the boxes"
2: fill to capacity; "This singer always packs the concert
halls"; "They murder trial packed the court house"
3: compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: bundle
4: carry, as on one's back; "Pack your tents to the top of the
5: set up a committee or legislative body with one's own
supporters so as to influence the outcome; "pack a jury"
6: have with oneself; have on one's person; "She always takes
an umbrella"; "I always carry money"; "She packs a gun
when she goes into the mountains" [syn: carry
7: press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the
auditorium" [syn: throng
8: hike with a backpack [syn: backpack
9: press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container
to make espresso" [syn: tamp down
10: crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn:
, chock up
11: seal with packing; "pack the faucet"
12: load with a pack [syn: load down
13: 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; "The nurse packed gauze in the wound";
"You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"