• 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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  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    “A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”
  • John Ruskin
    “When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “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
    Source Unknown
    “Freedom is a package deal -- with it comes responsibilities and consequences.”


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


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

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 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.

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