English Online Dictionary. What means package? What does package mean?
Equivalent to pack + -age. Possibly influenced by Anglo-Latin paccagium or Old French pacquage.
- (UK, General Australian, US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈpækɪd͡ʒ/
- California, US: IPA(key): [ˈpʰakɛd͡ʒ]
- Rhymes: -ækɪd͡ʒ
package (countable and uncountable, plural packages)
- Something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.
- Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
- (software) A piece of software which has been prepared in such a way that it can be installed with a package manager.
- (uncountable, archaic) The act of packing something.
- Something resembling a package. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- A package holiday.
- A football formation.
- the "dime" defensive package
- For third and short, they're going to bring in their jumbo package.
- (euphemistic, vulgar) The male genitalia.
- (uncountable, historical) A charge made for packing goods.
- (journalism) A group of related stories spread over several pages.
- (television, radio) Synonym of wrap (“complete news report ready for broadcast”)
package (third-person singular simple present packages, present participle packaging, simple past and past participle packaged)
- To pack or bundle something.
- To travel on a package holiday.
- To prepare (a book, a television series, etc.), including all stages from research to production, in order to sell the result to a publisher or broadcaster.
- “package, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, January 2015.