package

Definitions

  • Webster discovers a mysterious package. P. 475
    Webster discovers a mysterious package. P. 475
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v package put into a box "box the gift, please"
    • n package a wrapped container
    • n package (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory "the market for software is expected to expand"
    • n package a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Parma ham is only Parma ham if it is made in the Parma region of Italy. The British chain supermarket Asda, made and packaged its own "Parma ham" and was successfully sued by the real Parma ham people (Parma Ham Trade Association)
    • Package A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods.
    • Package A charge made for packing goods.
    • Package A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were the sons of aliens.
    • Package Act or process of packing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The triangular shape that Toblerone chocolates are packaged in, is protected by law
    • n package A bundle or parcel; a quantity pressed or packed together: as, a package of cloth.
    • n package A unit of freight or luggage; an article of transportation, as a box or a bundle.
    • n package A charge made for packing goods.
    • n package A duty formerly charged in the port of London on goods imported or exported by aliens, or by denizens who were sons of aliens.
    • n package A box, basket, or other receptacle in which perishable articles of food are packed for transportation. See the extract.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "pure" appears on the scroll held by the Quaker pictured on the packages of Quaker Oats cereal.
    • ns Package the act of packing, also something packed: a bundle or bale: a charge made for packing
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Quotations

  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
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    “A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”
  • John Ruskin
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    “When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
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    “Erotica is simply high-class pornography; better produced, better conceived, better executed, better packaged, designed for a better class of consumer.”
  • Oswald C. Hoffman
    Oswald C. Hoffman
    “Having given us the package, do you think God will deny us the ribbon?”
  • Robert A. Cook
    Robert A. Cook
    “We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Freedom is a package deal -- with it comes responsibilities and consequences.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Celt.; Gael. and Ir. pac, Bret. pak, a bundle; cf. Ger. pack, Dut. pak.

Usage

In literature:

It was two o'clock when Roy returned, burdened with packages.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
It seized the package and noiselessly disappeared.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
He need not accept the package from the post office.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Janice sat down and opened the package.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
In bulk; things stowed without cases or packages.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Hand me the package of money.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
As soon as dry, shake up well, so that it will pack easily into nice square packages.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
She had a small package in her hand.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
The Indians having started, Jim began to strap the rest of the packages about him.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
There is an express package for you here that has to be signed for.
"The Hilltop Boys" by Cyril Burleigh
There you have it all tied up in a package and labeled in red ink; and we needn't ever speak of it again.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
He drew a package of letters from his red tunic and fingered them idly as he read the addresses.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
The package resembled a store purchase of some kind, so, for safe keeping, Ralph placed it inside the shed.
"Ralph on the Engine" by Allen Chapman
In this type of package the label may also be printed direct on the package.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
When I woke up the package was gone.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
He held out his hand and Moss passed him the package.
"The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick
Then one day she had surprised her biggest brother while he was taking a bulky brown-paper package off the farm wagon on his return from Yankton.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
What is this mysterious package which must remain out of sight at the bottom of the car?
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
On opening the silver he found there were five packages of quarters, one hundred dollars each.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Of all packages tried, we prefer and use the three-bushel barrel, 17-1/8 inch head and 28-1/2 inch stave.
"The Apple" by Various
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In poetry:

"`We'll touch at every chimney-top
(An Elevated Track, of course),
Then, as we whisk you by, you'll drop
Each package down: just think, the force
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
In the lobby of the Banco Bilbao
a dark woman will slip me a key, a package,
the name of a hotel, a numbered account,
the first letters of an unknown alphabet.
"Encounter at St. Martin's" by Ken Smith
All morning long
I have worn
your cross, hung with package string around my throat.
It tapped me lightly as a child's heart might,
tapping secondhand, softly waiting to be born.
Ruth, I cherish the letter you wrote.
"With Mercy for the Greedy" by Anne Sexton

In news:

This boat has a big boat feel in a small boat package.
Bavarian Winter package includes.
As a Valentine's Day fundraiser for the Knoxville Zoo's chimpanzee program, a $40 "Bo's Beau " adoption package is available in honor of Bo the chimpanzee.
But how many drinkers will stop during the game tomorrow to think about the packaging of their favorite football beverage.
Whether they've got a pint-sized Yorkie or a slobbering mastiff, BarkBox will send monthly packages of treats, toys, leashes, shampoo, and even biodegradable poop bags.
At the recommendation of the EDA, on Monday the Granite Falls City Council approved a financing package that will bring a bevy of new businesses, from one single family, into the former Du-Mart building.
Biodegradable Packaging Concept Amenities Concept Amenities developed a range of toiletries under its ERP (environmentally responsible product) logo.
Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Material.
Portland's upcoming ban on single-use plastic bags, which goes into effect in October, is one sign cities — and consumers — are moving away from petroleum-based plastic bags and food packaging.
This undated image provided by Bedsider.org shows a package of estrogen/progestin birth control pill s.
TricorBraun has launched Packaging Options Direct , an online store that allows customers to buy rigid packaging via the internet.
Retail-Ready Packaging continues to pick up steam in the US But concerns about material costs, overall ROI, and packaging line machinability must be reckoned with.
More packaging not less packaging could help the environment by reducing the amount of food waste going to landfill.
Over a 24-hour span, FedEx expects to ship more than 19-million packages, or 200-packages a second worldwide.
Purchase this package online before you go and save 35% on the Rudolph package.
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In science:

The flow of information through these packages is shown in Figure 1.
A GRB Tool Shed
For a comparison between different BDD packages, cf. (Long 1998).
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
The longslit spectra were reduced to log-wavelength bins in the standard way, using IRAF packages.
Disc heating in NGC 2985
This anisotropy is present in the initial conditions generated with the with the COSMICS package (Bertschinger 1995).
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
To evaluate the presence of any systematic effects in our photometry and color magnitude diagrams due to this difference in the filters, we used the stsdas package synphot.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
Using standard methods of complex analysis (one can also use standard numerical or symbolic packages) we find the exact analytical expression for Mandel’s Q parameter Eq. (4), based on Eqs. (9) and hW i [i.e.
Photon Counting Statistics for Single Molecule Spectroscopy
The core part of the package is a program to generate Feynman diagrams relevant to specified initial and final states.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
The integration/event generation package BASES/SPRING is fully utilized in the second method, where a variable-grid mapping is implemented.
Integration of GRACE and PYTHIA
The data were reduced using the standard surf package (Jenness & Lightfoot 1998).
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (10.0 version).
Civic Engagement among Early Internet Adopters: Trend or Phase?
Groebner basis for the ideal, one may use the Buchberger algorithm or use a package such as Mathematica.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
More conveniently, we prefer to use the wellknown ‘Mathematica’ package.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
The model leads to a Butler-Volmer type dependence of the rate of packaging on the pulling force F.
A simple model for the kinetics of packaging of DNA in to a capsid against an external force
According to this, the packaging involves successive firing of five ATPases in the portal complex.
A simple model for the kinetics of packaging of DNA in to a capsid against an external force
The equation can be used to calculate the force at which the packaging velocity would become zero and we find it to be 55.4 pN.
A simple model for the kinetics of packaging of DNA in to a capsid against an external force
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