What is pack?

  • (noun): A sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "pack":

  • (verb): Seal with packing.
    Example: "Pack the faucet"
  • (verb): Set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome.
    Example: "Pack a jury"
  • (noun): A small parcel (as of cigarettes or film).
  • (verb): Carry, as on one's back.
    Example: "Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"
  • (verb): Load with a pack.
    Synonyms: load down
  • (noun): A complete collection of similar things.
  • (noun): A bundle (especially one carried on the back).
  • (verb): Have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily.
    Example: "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"
    Synonyms: compact
  • (noun): A group of hunting animals.
  • (noun): A cream that cleanses and tones the skin.
    Synonyms: face pack
  • (verb): Arrange in a container.
    Example: "Pack the books into the boxes"
  • (verb): 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.
    Example: "The nurse packed gauze in the wound"; "You had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"
  • (noun): An association of criminals.
    Example: "A pack of thieves"
    Synonyms: gang, ring, mob
  • (verb): Fill to capacity.
    Example: "This singer always packs the concert halls"; "They murder trial packed the court house"
  • (verb): Hike with a backpack.
    Synonyms: backpack
  • (verb): Have with oneself; have on one's person.
    Synonyms: carry, take

Famous quotes containing the word pack:

    You’re nothing but a pack of cards!
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    The savage soul of game is up at once—
    The pack full-opening various, the shrill horn
    Resounded from the hills, the neighing steed
    Wild for the chase, and the loud hunter’s shout—
    O’er a weak, harmless, flying creature, all
    Mixed in mad tumult and discordant joy.
    James Thomson (1700–1748)

    ... [Washington] is always an entertaining spectacle. Look at it now. The present President has the name of Roosevelt, marked facial resemblance to Wilson, and no perceptible aversion, to say the least, to many of the policies of Bryan. The New Deal, which at times seems more like a pack of cards thrown helter skelter, some face up, some face down, and then snatched in a free-for-all by the players, than it does like a regular deal, is going on before our interested, if puzzled eyes.
    Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884–1980)