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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pack \Pack\ (p[a^]k), n. [Cf. Pact.]
     A pact. [Obs.] --Daniel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pack \Pack\, n. [Akin to D. pak, G. pack, Dan. pakke, Sw. packa,
     Icel. pakki, Gael. & Ir. pac, Arm. pak. Cf. Packet.]
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     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.
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     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.
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     Note: "In England, by a pack of meal is meant 280 lbs.; of
           wool, 240 lbs." --McElrath.
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     3. A group or quantity of connected or similar things; as, a
        pack of lies; specifically:
        (a) A full set of playing cards; a deck; also, the
            assortment used in a particular game; as, a euchre
        (b) A number of wolves, hounds or dogs, hunting or kept
            together; as, a wolf pack.
        (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
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     4. A large area of floating pieces of ice driven together
        more or less closely. --Kane.
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     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.
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     6. [Prob. the same word; but cf. AS. p[=ae]can to deceive.] A
        loose, lewd, or worthless person. See Baggage. [Obs.]
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     7. (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.
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     8. (Rugby Football) The forwards who compose one half of the
        scrummage; also, the scrummage.
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     Pack animal, an animal, as a horse, mule, etc., employed in
        carrying packs.
     Pack and prime road or Pack and prime way, a pack road or
        bridle way.
     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+(Zool.),+a+small+moth+({Anacampsis+sarcitella">Pack moth (Zool.), 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 train (Mil.), a troop of pack animals.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pack \Pack\ (p[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packed (p[a^]kt); 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.
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              Strange materials packed up with wonderful art.
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              Where . . . the bones
              Of all my buried ancestors are packed. --Shak.
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     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.
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     3. To shuffle, sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as
        to secure the game unfairly; to stack[3] (the deck).
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              And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.
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     4. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and
        fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; to
        stack[3]; as, to pack a jury or a caucus.
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              The expected council was dwindling into . . . a
              packed assembly of Italian bishops.   --Atterbury.
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     5. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot. [Obs.]
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              He lost life . . . upon a nice point subtilely
              devised and packed by his enemies.    --Fuller.
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     6. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to
        pack a horse.
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              Our thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey.
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     7. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings;
        esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; to send
        packing; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to
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              He . . . must not die
              Till George be packed with post horse up to heaven.
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     8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e.,
        on the backs of men or beasts). [Western U.S.]
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     9. (Hydropathy) To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within
        numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
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     10. (Mech.) To render impervious, as by filling or
         surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust
         so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or
         steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam
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     11. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something;
         specif. (Hydropathy), to envelop in a wet or dry sheet,
         within numerous coverings.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pack \Pack\, v. i.
     1. To make up packs, bales, or bundles; to stow articles
        securely for transportation.
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     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.
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     3. To gather in flocks or schools; as, the grouse or the
        perch begin to pack. [Eng.]
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     4. To depart in haste; -- generally with off or away.
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              Poor Stella must pack off to town     --Swift.
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              You shall pack,
              And never more darken my doors again. --Tennyson.
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     5. To unite in bad measures; to confederate for ill purposes;
        to join in collusion. [Obs.] "Go pack with him." --Shak.
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     To send packing, to drive away; to send off roughly or in
        disgrace; to dismiss unceremoniously. "The parliament . .
        . presently sent him packing." --South.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large indefinite number; "a battalion of ants"; "a
           multitude of TV antennas"; "a plurality of religions" [syn:
           battalion, large number, multitude, plurality,
      2: a complete collection of similar things
      3: a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
      4: an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the
         gang"; "a pack of thieves" [syn: gang, pack, ring,
      5: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose [syn:
         clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack,
      6: a group of hunting animals
      7: a cream that cleanses and tones the skin [syn: pack, face
      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: take out, unpack]
      2: fill to capacity; "This singer always packs the concert
         halls"; "The murder trial packed the court house"
      3: compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: pack,
         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, pack, take]
      7: press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the
         auditorium" [syn: throng, mob, pack, pile, jam]
      8: hike with a backpack; "Every summer they are backpacking in
         the Rockies" [syn: backpack, pack]
      9: press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container
         to make espresso" [syn: tamp down, tamp, pack]
      10: seal with packing; "pack the faucet"
      11: have the property of being packable or of compacting easily;
          "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not
          pack well" [syn: compact, pack]
      12: load with a pack [syn: pack, load down]
      13: 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; "The nurse packed gauze in the wound"; "You
          had better pack your swollen ankle with ice"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  546 Moby Thesaurus words for "pack":
     a mass of, a world of, abound with, accumulation, ace, adulterate,
     age group, amassment, amount, army, assemblage, assembly, backing,
     backpack, bag, baggage, bale, band, bar, barrel, barricade, basket,
     batch, battalion, battery, be alive with, bear, bed, best bower,
     bestow, bevy, bibliofilm, bind, bind up, bindle, bipack,
     black-and-white film, block, block up, blockade, body, bolt,
     bottle, bouquet, bower, box, box up, break down, brigade, brim,
     bristle with, brolly, buck, budget, bunch, bundle, bundle off,
     bundle up, bung, burden, burst with, burthen, cabal, can, capsule,
     cards, cargo, carry, carton, cartridge, case, cask, cast, caulk,
     cease, ceil, charge, chink, chock, choke, choke off, choke up,
     chuck, chunk, chute, circle, clique, clog, clog up, close,
     close off, close tight, close up, cloud, clubs, clutch, clutter,
     cohort, collection, colony, color film, color negative film,
     compact, company, complement, conduct, confirm, congest,
     congregation, conk out, considerable, consignment, constipate,
     constrict, contingent, convey, cook, cook up, cork, corps, coterie,
     count, cover, covey, cram, crate, crawl with, creep with, crew,
     cross, crowd, cumbrance, dam, dam up, deadweight, deal, debar,
     deck, deep-dye, define, detachment, detail, deuce, diamonds, die,
     difficulty, disadvantage, dismiss, division, do up, doctor, dog,
     dope, dose, drench, drift, drive, drive away, drive off,
     drogue chute, drove, dry plate, duffel bag, dummy, embarrassment,
     embed, embox, embrace, emulsion, encapsulate, encase, encumbrance,
     encyst, end, enfold, engraft, engrave, enshroud, entrench, envelop,
     enwrap, establish, etch, face, face cards, faction, fagot, fail,
     fake, fardel, fasces, fascine, feather, ferry, fill,
     fill to overflowing, fill up, film, finish, fix, fleet, flight,
     flock, flocks, flush, fly, foul, found, frame, frame up, freight,
     freightage, full house, fur, gam, gang, gather together, gathering,
     get rid of, get together, give out, give up, glut, gluttonize, gob,
     gobs, good deal, goods, gorge, great deal, ground, group, grouping,
     groupment, hail, hamper, hand, handicap, harness, have had it,
     haversack, heap, heap up, heaps, hearts, herd, hive, horde, host,
     hump, hunk, impact, impediment, impedimenta, implant, imposition,
     impress, imprint, in-group, inconvenience, infix, ingrain, inlay,
     inscribe, interline, invest, jack, jam, jam-pack, jar, joker,
     juggle, junta, kennel, king, kit, knapsack, knave, lade, lading,
     lap, large amount, lashings, left bower, legion, lift, line,
     litter, load, loads, lock, lodge, lot, lots, lug, luggage, lumber,
     lump, manhandle, manipulate, many, mass, masses of, measure, mess,
     microfilm, mint, mob, monochromatic film, motion-picture film,
     movement, much, muchness, multiplicity, multiply, multitude,
     negative, nest, nosegay, number, numbers, obstipate, obstruct,
     occlude, onus, oodles, orthochromatic film, out-group, outfit,
     overburden, overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overflow with,
     overlade, overload, overstuff, overweight, pack away, pack in,
     pack off, pack the deal, pack up, package, packet, pad, pair,
     panchromatic film, parachute, parachute jump, parcel, part, party,
     payload, peck, peer group, penalty, phalanx, photographic paper,
     picture cards, pile, piles, plan, plant, plate, platoon,
     playing cards, plot, plug, plug up, plurality, pocket, pod,
     portion, posse, posy, pot, prearrange, preconcert, precontrive,
     predesign, premeditate, preorder, press, pride, print,
     printing paper, pullulate with, put away, quantities, quantity,
     queen, quit, quite a few, quite a little, quiver, raft, rafts, ram,
     ram in, rate, ration, regiment, retouch, rig, roll, roll up, root,
     rouleau, round, rout, royal flush, rubber, ruck, rucksack, ruff,
     sack, salon, salt, satiate, saturate, scads, scheme, school,
     scores, seat, send away, send off, series, set, set in, set up,
     settle, sew up, sheaf, sheathe, ship, shipment, shoal, shroud,
     shroud lines, shut off, shut out, shut tight, sight, singleton,
     skulk, sky dive, slew, slews, sloth, small amount, smother, soak,
     sophisticate, sound film, sound track, sound-on-film, soundstripe,
     spades, spate, spile, squad, squeeze, squeeze shut, stable, stack,
     stack the cards, stacks, stall, stamp, stanch, stay, stench,
     stereotype, stifle, stop, stop up, stopper, stopple, store, stow,
     straight, strangle, strangulate, string, stuff, stuff up,
     suffocate, suit, suite, sum, supercharge, supersaturate, surcharge,
     surfeit, surround, swaddle, swarm, swarm with, swathe, take, tamp,
     tamper with, tank, team, teem with, terminate, throng, throng with,
     tidy sum, tie up, tin, top off, tote, transport, trey, tribe,
     trick, trip, tripack, troop, trouble, troupe, trump, truss,
     truss up, umbrella, vehicle, vent, wad, wads, waft, wainscot,
     warehouse, wedge, weight, whisk, white elephant, whole slew,
     wind up, wing, worlds of, wrap, wrap about, wrap up

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