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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pack  \Pack\,  n. 
  1.  (Med.)  In  hydropathic  practice,  a  wrapping  of  blankets  or 
  sheets  called  {dry  pack},  {wet  pack},  {cold  pack},  etc., 
  according  to  the  condition  of  the  blankets  or  sheets  used 
  put  about  a  patient  to  give  him  treatment;  also  the  fact 
  or  condition  of  being  so  treated. 
  2.  (Rugby  Football)  The  forwards  who  compose  one  half  of  the 
  scrummage;  also  the  scrummage. 
  {Pack  and  prime}  {road  or  way},  a  pack  road  or  bridle  way 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pack  \Pack\,  v.  t. 
  To  cover,  envelop,  or  protect  tightly  with  something  specif. 
  (Hydropathy),  to  envelop  in  a  wet  or  dry  sheet,  within 
  numerous  coverings. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pack  \Pack\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Packed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Packing}.]  [Akin  to  D.  pakken  G.  packen,  Dan.  pakke,  Sw 
  packa,  Icel.  pakka.  See  {Pack},  n.] 
  1.  To  make  a  pack  of  to  arrange  closely  and  securely  in  a 
  pack;  hence  to  place  and  arrange  compactly  as  in  a  pack; 
  to  press  into  close  order  or  narrow  compass;  as  to  pack 
  goods  in  a  box;  to  pack  fish. 
  Strange  materials  packed  up  with  wonderful  art. 
  Where  .  .  .  the  bones  Of  all  my  buried  ancestors  are 
  packed.  --Shak. 
  2.  To  fill  in  the  manner  of  a  pack,  that  is  compactly  and 
  securely,  as  for  transportation;  hence  to  fill  closely  or 
  to  repletion;  to  stow  away  within;  to  cause  to  be  full;  to 
  crowd  into  as  to  pack  a  trunk;  the  play,  or  the 
  audience,  packs  the  theater. 
  3.  To  sort  and  arrange  (the  cards)  in  a  pack  so  as  to  secure 
  the  game  unfairly. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pack  \Pack\,  n.  [Akin  to  D.  pak,  G.  pack,  Dan.  pakke,  Sw  packa, 
  Icel.  pakki  Gael.  &  Ir  pac,  Arm.  pak.  Cf  {Packet}.] 
  1.  A  bundle  made  up  and  prepared  to  be  carried;  especially,  a 
  bundle  to  be  carried  on  the  back  a  load  for  an  animal;  a 
  bale,  as  of  goods.  --Piers  Plowman. 
  2.  [Cf.  {Peck},  n.]  A  number  or  quantity  equal  to  the 
  contents  of  a  pack;  hence  a  multitude;  a  burden.  ``A  pack 
  of  sorrows.''  ``A  pack  of  blessings.''  --Shak. 
  Note:  ``In  England,  by  a  pack  of  meal  is  meant  280  lbs.;  of 
  wool,  240  lbs.''  --McElrath. 
  3.  A  number  or  quantity  of  connected  or  similar  things  as: 
  a  A  full  set  of  playing  cards;  also  the  assortment  used 
  in  a  particular  game;  as  a  euchre  pack. 
  b  A  number  of  hounds  or  dogs,  hunting  or  kept  together. 
  c  A  number  of  persons  associated  or  leagued  in  a  bad 
  design  or  practice;  a  gang;  as  a  pack  of  thieves  or 
  d  A  shook  of  cask  staves. 
  e  A  bundle  of  sheet-iron  plates  for  rolling 
  4.  A  large  area  of  floating  pieces  of  ice  driven  together 
  more  or  less  closely.  --Kane. 
  5.  An  envelope,  or  wrapping,  of  sheets  used  in  hydropathic 
  practice,  called  dry  pack,  wet  pack,  cold  pack,  etc., 
  according  to  the  method  of  treatment. 
  6.  [Prob.  the  same  word  but  cf  AS  p?can  to  deceive.]  A 
  loose,  lewd,  or  worthless  person.  See  {Baggage}.  [Obs.] 
  {Pack  animal},  an  animal,  as  a  horse,  mule,  etc.,  employed  in 
  carrying  packs. 
  {Pack  cloth},  a  coarse  cloth,  often  duck,  used  in  covering 
  packs  or  bales. 
  {Pack  horse}.  See  {Pack  animal}  (above). 
  {Pack  ice}.  See  def.  4,  above. 
  {Pack  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  moth  ({Anacampsis 
  sarcitella})  which  in  the  larval  state,  is  very 
  destructive  to  wool  and  woolen  fabrics. 
  {Pack  needle},  a  needle  for  sewing  with  pack  thread.  --Piers 
  {Pack  saddle},  a  saddle  made  for  supporting  the  load  on  a 
  pack  animal.  --Shak. 
  {Pack  staff},  a  staff  for  supporting  a  pack;  a  peddler's 
  {Pack  thread},  strong  thread  or  small  twine  used  for  tying 
  packs  or  parcels. 
  {Pack  train}  (Mil.),  a  troop  of  pack  animals. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pack  \Pack\,  n.  [Cf.  {Pact}.] 
  A  pact.  [Obs.]  --Daniel. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pack  \Pack\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  up  packs,  bales,  or  bundles;  to  stow  articles 
  securely  for  transportation. 
  2.  To  admit  of  stowage,  or  of  making  up  for  transportation  or 
  storage;  to  become  compressed  or  to  settle  together,  so  as 
  to  form  a  compact  mass;  as  the  goods  pack  conveniently; 
  wet  snow  packs  well 
  3.  To  gather  in  flocks  or  schools;  as  the  grouse  or  the 
  perch  begin  to  pack.  [Eng.] 
  4.  To  depart  in  haste;  --  generally  with  off  or  away 
  Poor  Stella  must  pack  off  to  town  --Swift. 
  You  shall  pack,  And  never  more  darken  my  doors 
  again  --Tennyson. 
  5.  To  unite  in  bad  measures;  to  confederate  for  ill  purposes; 
  to  join  in  collusion.  [Obs.]  ``Go  pack  with  him.''  --Shak. 
  {To  send  packing},  to  drive  away  to  send  off  roughly  or  in 
  disgrace;  to  dismiss  unceremoniously.  ``The  parliament  .  . 
  .  presently  sent  him  packing.''  --South. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  large  indefinite  number;  "a  battalion  of  ants";  "a 
  multitude  of  TV  antennas"  [syn:  {battalion},  {large 
  number},  {multitude}] 
  2:  a  complete  collection  of  similar  things 
  3:  a  small  parcel  (as  of  cigarettes  or  film) 
  4:  an  association  of  criminals;  "police  tried  to  break  up  the 
  gang";  "a  pack  of  thieves"  [syn:  {gang},  {ring},  {mob}] 
  5:  an  exclusive  circle  of  people  with  a  common  purpose  [syn:  {clique}, 
  {coterie},  {ingroup},  {inner  circle},  {camp}] 
  6:  a  group  of  hunting  animals 
  7:  a  cream  that  cleanses  and  tones  the  skin  [syn:  {face  pack}] 
  8:  a  sheet  or  blanket  (either  dry  or  wet)  to  wrap  around  the 
  body  for  its  therapeutic  effect 
  9:  a  bundle  (especially  one  carried  on  the  back) 
  v  1:  arrange  in  a  container;  "pack  the  books  into  the  boxes" 
  [ant:  {unpack}] 
  2:  fill  to  capacity;  "This  singer  always  packs  the  concert 
  halls";  "They  murder  trial  packed  the  court  house" 
  3:  compress  into  a  wad;  "wad  paper  into  the  box"  [syn:  {bundle}, 
  {wad},  {compact}] 
  4:  carry,  as  on  one's  back  "Pack  your  tents  to  the  top  of  the 
  5:  set  up  a  committee  or  legislative  body  with  one's  own 
  supporters  so  as  to  influence  the  outcome;  "pack  a  jury" 
  6:  have  with  oneself;  have  on  one's  person;  "She  always  takes 
  an  umbrella";  "I  always  carry  money";  "She  packs  a  gun 
  when  she  goes  into  the  mountains"  [syn:  {carry},  {take}] 
  7:  press  tightly  together  or  cram;  "The  crowd  packed  the 
  auditorium"  [syn:  {throng},  {mob},  {pile},  {jam}] 
  8:  hike  with  a  backpack  [syn:  {backpack}] 
  9:  press  down  tightly;  "tamp  the  coffee  grinds  in  the  container 
  to  make  espresso"  [syn:  {tamp  down},  {tamp}] 
  10:  crowd  or  pack  to  capacity;  "the  theater  was  jampacked"  [syn: 
  {jam},  {jampack},  {ram},  {chock  up},  {cram},  {wad}] 
  11:  seal  with  packing;  "pack  the  faucet" 
  12:  load  with  a  pack  [syn:  {load  down}] 

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