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Definition 1: a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film) - [noun denoting artifact]

(pack is a kind of ...) a wrapped container

Definition 2: a bundle (especially one carried on the back) - [noun denoting artifact]

(pack is a kind of ...) a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

Definition 3: a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect - [noun denoting artifact]

(pack is a kind of ...) a device for treating injury or disease

Definition 4: a cream that cleanses and tones the skin - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) a device for treating injury or disease

Definition 5: a group of hunting animals - [noun denoting group]

(pack is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(... is a kind of pack ) a group of wolves hunting together

(pack is a member of ...) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

"the dog barked all night"

(pack is a member of ...) any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears

Definition 6: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

(... is a kind of pack ) a coterie of undesirable people

(... is a kind of pack ) a dissenting clique

(... is a kind of pack ) any tightly knit group of trusted associates

(... is a kind of pack ) a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

(... is a kind of pack ) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

(... is a kind of pack ) an inner circle of advisors (especially under President Reagan)

"he's no longer in the loop"

(... is a kind of pack ) an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government

(... is a kind of pack ) a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style

(... is a kind of pack ) an inner circle of writers and artists and philosophers who lived in or around Bloomsbury early in the 20th century and were noted for their unconventional lifestyles

(... is a kind of pack ) the most dedicated and intensely loyal nucleus of a group or movement

Definition 7: an association of criminals - [noun denoting group]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • police tried to break up the gang
  • a pack of thieves

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) a formal organization of people or groups of people

"he joined the Modern Language Association"

(... is a kind of pack ) a gang of people (criminals or spies or terrorists) assembled in one locality

"a nest of thieves"

(... is a kind of pack ) a gang whose members are teenagers

(pack is a member of ...) a criminal who is a member of gang

(... is a member of pack) underworld organizations

Definition 8: a complete collection of similar things - [noun denoting group]

(pack is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of pack ) (computer science) a portable pack of magnetic disks used in a disk storage device

(... is a kind of pack ) a pack of 52 playing cards

Definition 9: a large indefinite number - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a battalion of ants
  • a multitude of TV antennas
  • a plurality of religions

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

Definition 10: 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 - [verb of body]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The nurse packed gauze in the wound
  • You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice

(pack is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

Definition 11: arrange in a container - [verb of contact]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pack the books into the boxes

(pack is a kind of ...) enclose in, or as if in, a case

"my feet were encased in mud"

(... is a kind of pack ) package in a container

"The cargo was containerized for safe and efficient shipping"

(... is a kind of pack ) put into a bag

"The supermarket clerk bagged the groceries"

(... is a kind of pack ) make into a bundle

"he bundled up his few possessions"

(... is a kind of pack ) fill by packing tightly

"stow the cart"

Definition 12: load with a pack - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) fill or place a load on

"load a car" "load the truck with hay"

Definition 13: compress into a wad - [verb of contact]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wad paper into the box

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of pack ) work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud

(pack has a similar meaning as ...) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

"This powder compacts easily" "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

Definition 14: seal with packing - [verb of contact]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pack the faucet

(pack is a kind of ...) make tight; secure against leakage

"seal the windows"

Definition 15: press down tightly - [verb of contact]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) make more compact by or as if by pressing

"compress the data"

Definition 16: carry, as on one's back - [verb of contact]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Pack your tents to the top of the mountain

(pack is a kind of ...) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

Definition 17: have the property of being packable or of compacting easily - [verb of contact]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This powder compacts easily
  • Such odd-shaped items do not pack well

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(pack has a similar meaning as ...) compress into a wad

"wad paper into the box"

Definition 18: press tightly together or cram - [verb of motion]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd packed the auditorium

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

Definition 19: hike with a backpack - [verb of motion]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Every summer they are backpacking in the Rockies

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

"We were hiking in Colorado" "hike the Rockies"

(pack implies ...) carry, as on one's back

"Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"

(pack belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 20: fill to capacity - [verb of motion]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This singer always packs the concert halls
  • The murder trial packed the court house

(pack is a kind of ...) make full, also in a metaphorical sense

"fill a container" "fill the child with pride"

(pack causes ...) press tightly together or cram

"The crowd packed the auditorium"

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pack a jury

(pack is a kind of ...) create and charge with a task or function

"nominate a committee"

Definition 22: have with oneself; have on one's person - [verb of stative]

Samples where pack or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She always takes an umbrella
  • I always carry money
  • She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Synonyms for pack in the sense of this definition

(pack is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(pack has a similar meaning as ...) have or possess something abstract

"I carry her image in my mind's eye" "I will carry the secret to my grave" "I carry these thoughts in the back of my head" "I carry a lot of life insurance"

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