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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun package:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb package:


The word package is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun package

What does package mean as a name of something?

Package is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: packages

  1. a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
  2. a wrapped container
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of package: parcel
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • more specific words:
      • bundle / sheaf = a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
      • pack = a convenient package or parcel
      • packet = a small package or bundle
  3. (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

Alternative definition of the noun package


  1. Something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.
  2. Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
  3. The art of packing something.
  4. Something resembling a package.
  5. A package holiday.
  6. A football formation. IE; the "dime" defensive package.
  7. [euphemistic] The male genitalia.

Definition of the verb package

What does package mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: packaged | packaging | packages

  1. put into a box
    • example: They package the goods
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman spliced ropes
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): attach, bind, bond, bundle, concatenate, fasten, fix, glom, graft, moor, secure, splice, weld.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of package: box
    • more generic words: case / encase / incase = enclose in, or as if in, a case

Alternative definition of the verb package


  1. To pack or bundle something.
  2. To travel on a package holiday.


  1. "Package" a.k.a. "The Package" is 1989 Action, Crime, Drama film written by John Bishop and directed by Andrew Davis.
  2. "Package" is a film, directed by Luo Jiayong.


  1. "PACKAGE" is a book by Australian museum.
  2. "PACKAGE" is a book by Wiley Miller.
  3. "PACKAGE" is a book by Social Policy Association.
  4. "PACKAGE" is a book by Botanical Society of America.
  5. "PACKAGE" is a book by Wiley-Blackwell.

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. Package: A software package is a software that has been built from source with one of the available package management systems. The package is typically provided as compiled code, with additional meta-information such as a package description, package version, or "dependencies". The package management system can evaluate this meta-information to allow package searches; to perform automatic upgrades to a newer version; to check that all dependencies of a package are fulfilled and/or to fulfill them automatically by installing missing packages.
    • also known as Software package
  2. Package: A package in the Unified Modeling Language is used "to group elements, and to provide a namespace for the grouped elements". A package may contain other packages, thus providing for a hierarchical organization of packages.
  3. Package: In the Apple OS X operating system, a package is a file system directory that is normally displayed to the user by the Finder as if it were a single file. Such a directory may be the top-level of a directory tree of objects stored as files, or it may be other archives of files or objects for various purposes, such as installer packages, or backup archives.
  4. Package: The multi-part release of which this component was a part.
  5. Package: A package in the Java programming language.
  6. The package in which the type is defined.

Phrases with Package

Phrases starting with the word Package:

  1. package bomb
  2. Package Deal
  3. Package Film
  4. package tour
  5. package store
  6. package holiday
  7. Package Management System

Phrases ending with the word Package:

  1. CARE Package
  2. Whole Package
  3. software package

Other phrase containing the word Package:

  1. dual inline package switch

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Package

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Google previewMySQL in a Nutshell (2008)

by Russell Dyer

The Windows Essential package is the rec- ommended format. It contains only the essential...

The standard Windows installation package is a compressed file from which you have to extract the installation files. To do this, you need a utility ...

Google previewVariable Quality in Consumer Theory (2000)

Toward a Dynamic Microeconomic Theory of the Consumer by William M. Wadman

we assume the basic package is that v, for which v,

Google previewNow What? (2005)

90 Days to a New Life Direction by Laura Berman Fortgang

The package is an illusion; only the parts you can carry forth are real. The package is the past, and what you can bring forward with you is the future.

Google previewBroadcast Basics (2006)

A Beginner's Guide to Television News Reporting and Production by Yvonne Cappé

A package is a story complete with an anchor lead-in that you will write to introduce the story; copy that you will write and read telling the story, interviews, stand-ups, and an anchor tag that you will write to end the story. Remember every story ...

Google previewDeveloping New Food Products for a Changing Marketplace, Second Edition (2007)

by Aaron L. Brody, John B. Lord

The package is the physical entity that actually contains the product, the can, bottle, carton, pouch, and so on. Packaging is the integration...

Google previewMicrosoft SharePoint 2013 App Development (2013)

by Scot Hillier, Ted Pattison

An app package is a file built by using the zip archive file format and it requires an extension of .app. For example, if you create a new SharePointhosted app project named MySharePointApp, the project will generate an app package named ...

Google previewDairy Processing and Quality Assurance (2015)

by Ramesh C. Chandan, Arun Kilara, Nagendra P. Shah

The package is the material in its structural form such as a bottle, can, pouch, bag , carton, or case. The most important...

Google previewJava Security (2001)

by Scott Oaks

The Iava security package is a set of classes that were added to Iava 1.1 (and expanded in Iava 2, version 1.2); these classes provide additional layers of security beyond the layers we've examined so far. Although these classes do play a role ...

Google previewInquiring about God: Volume 1, Selected Essays (2010)

by Nicholas Wolterstorff

The whole package is a good, even though the death of the stag as such is an evil. In designing the ecology of nature, God did not choose the death of the stag as such but chose the whole package consisting of the stag serving as food for the ...

Google previewHandbook of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulations (2004)

Liquid Products (Volume 3 of 6) by Sarfaraz K. Niazi

A package, or market package, is the container closure system and labeling, associated components (e.g., dosing cups, droppers, spoons), and external packaging (e.g., cartons or shrink-wrap). A market package is the article provided to a ...

Google previewDictionary of Marketing Communications (2004)

by Norman A. P. Govoni

package the container for a product, including the size, shape, design, color, imprinted information, and other physical and graphic features affecting its appearance and effectiveness as a selling tool; ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

PACKAGE For articles on related subjects, see + Block Structure + Encapsulation + Global and Local Variables + Information Hiding + Modular Programming + Object-Oriented Programming more comprehensible than the total number of ...

Google previewThe Froehlich/Kent Encyclopedia of Telecommunications (1994)

Volume 9 - IEEE 802.3 and Ethernet Standards to Interrelationship of the SS7 Protocol Architecture and the OSI Reference Model and Protocols by Fritz E. Froehlich, Allen Kent

The Basic Package The basic package contains MAUID, to identify the MAU, as well as MAU- Type, which identifies the imbedded MAU as 10BASE-T, 10BASE2, and so on. If an AUI is being used to identify an external MAU, the type of AUI is ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries, The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems (1999)

by Gordon B. Davis, Gordon Bitter Davis

Three major choices are application package, application generator, and custom development using a programming language. Commercial application packages are written to be used by a large number of organizations for a common ...

Google previewDesign Dictionary (2008)

Perspectives on Design Terminology by Michael Erlhoff, Timothy Marshall

PACKAGING DESIGN A designed product's package fulfills several different functions—it provides a protective shell for transportation and storage, acts as a vital source of information to the product's user in today's heavily manufactured ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music (2004)

by Paul Kingsbury

Package Shows Package Shows During the 1950s,” package show” was the term used to describe a touring country music stage show featuring...

But the term “package shows” best applies to big-city shows that emerged during World War II.

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

package wastewater treatment plants A complete small treatment plant made at a factory and placed on site. For wastewater treatment, the package plant may contain primary sedimentation, aerobic biological ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

P PACKAGE: A combination of several different types of health insurance coverage. PACKAGE PRICING: Combines the fees for the professional and institutional services associated with a procedure into a single payment. Package pricing ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Wastewater Treatment Tradenames and Brand Names (1991)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

Completaire Package waste treatment plant with complete mix activated sludge by FMC Corp. CompleTreator Package waste treatment plant with two stage ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1881)

by Richard Soule

Package, n. Bundle, budget, parcel, pack, bale, PACKET . Packet, n. 1. Package ( small). 2. Vessel (for freight and passengers between stated ports). Packfong, n. [ Written also Pakfong.] German silver, white copper. Pack off, [Active.] Despatch ...

Google previewMarketing dictionary (2000)

by Wolfgang J. Koschnick

Packung / pack, package, packet, wrapping, wrapper The exterior part of a single unit of a product which serves as a protective device as well as a vehicle to carry the brand and the label. Packungsanhanger m (angehangte Packungs- ...

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Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences.
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Scrabble value of P3A1C3K5A1G2E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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