English Online Dictionary. What means packing? What does packing mean?
From Middle English pakkyng; equivalent to pack (“verb and noun senses”) + -ing.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpakɪŋ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈpækɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ækɪŋ
- present participle of pack
- send someone packing
packing (plural packings)
- The action of the verb.
- The action of putting things together, especially of putting clothes into a suitcase for a journey.
- (sciences, mathematics) The spatial arrangement of objects, items or constituent parts.
- The gathering of birds, animals etc. into a pack.
- (rugby) The forming of players into a scrum.
- As a concrete noun.
- Material used to fill in the space around something, especially to make a piston etc. watertight or airtight.
- Material used to wrap a product for sale etc.; packaging.
- A fee charged to cover the costs of packaging.
- Special material used to fill containers or vessels for certain chemically related applications.
- Examples: Packing in a packed bed, or a column such as a distillation column or a chromatography column
- packing case