synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of package in English

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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)

  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. (software) A piece of software which has been prepared in such a way that it can be installed with a package manager.
  4. (uncountable, archaic) The act of packing something.
  5. Something resembling a package. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  6. A package holiday.
  7. A football formation.
    the "dime" defensive package
    For third and short, they're going to bring in their jumbo package.
  8. (euphemistic, vulgar) The male genitalia.
  9. (uncountable, historical) A charge made for packing goods.
  10. (journalism) A group of related stories spread over several pages.
  11. (television, radio) Synonym of wrap (complete news report ready for broadcast)

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package (third-person singular simple present packages, present participle packaging, simple past and past participle packaged)

  1. To pack or bundle something.
  2. To travel on a package holiday.
  3. 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.

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