- ♦♦packages, packaging, packaged1) N-COUNT A package is a small parcel.
I tore open the package.
...a package addressed to Miss Claire Montgomery.2) N-COUNT A package is a small container in which a quantity of something is sold. Packages are either small boxes made of thin cardboard, or bags or envelopes made of paper or plastic. [mainly AM]
...a package of doughnuts...(in BRIT, usually use packet)
It is listed among the ingredients on the package.3) N-COUNT A package is a set of proposals that are made by a government or organization and which must be accepted or rejected as a group.
The government has announced a package of measures to help the British film industry...
They are putting together a Western economic aid package for Moscow.4) VERB: usu passive When a product is packaged, it is put into containers to be sold.
[be V-ed] The beans are then ground and packaged for sale as ground coffee...
[V-ed] Most packaged foods have to show a list of ingredients in order of weight.5) VERB: usu passive If something is packaged in a particular way, it is presented or advertised in that way in order to make it seem attractive or interesting.
[be V-ed] A city is like any product, it has to be packaged properly to be attractive to the consumer.
[be V-ed as n] ...entertainment packaged as information.6) N-COUNT: usu N n A package tour, or in British English a package holiday, is a holiday arranged by a travel company in which your travel and your accommodation are booked for you.
If you are on a package holiday, your travel company's rep should act on your behalf.
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package — [ paka(d)ʒ; pakɛdʒ ] n. m. • 1968; mot angl. (XVIe), de to pack « emballer » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Inform. Ensemble cohérent de programmes et de documentations commercialisables (⇒ progiciel). 2 ♦ Public. Ensemble des prestations, faisant partie d un… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Package — can refer to:*Packaging and labelling *Mail item larger than a letter *Software package, in computing, a type of file format where software programs and installation material is grouped together **Java package, a concept programming where related … Wikipedia
package — The figurative meaning ‘a set of proposals or arrangements considered as a whole’, common in combinations such as package deal and package holiday, was a 20c development first in AmE and more recently in BrE: • The mass audience…is…merely given… … Modern English usage
package — [pak′ij] n. 1. Obs. the act or process of packing 2. a wrapped or boxed thing or group of things; parcel 3. a container, wrapping, etc., esp. one in which a commodity is packed for sale ☆ 4. a number of items, plans, etc. offered or proposed as… … English World dictionary
Package — (engl. Paket) bezeichnet: in der Elektronik die Ummantelung eines integrierten Schaltkreises (z. B. Mikrochip) inklusive der Anschlussstellen (Leads und Pins), siehe Chipgehäuse im Kontext von Betriebssystem Distributionen ein Programmpaket… … Deutsch Wikipedia
package — ► NOUN 1) an object or group of objects wrapped in paper or packed in a box. 2) N. Amer. a packet. 3) (also package deal) a set of proposals or terms offered or agreed as a whole. 4) informal a package holiday. 5) Computing a collection of… … English terms dictionary
Package — Pack age (p[a^]k [asl]j; 48), n. 1. Act or process of packing. [1913 Webster] 2. A bundle made up for transportation; a packet; a bale; a parcel; as, a package of goods. [1913 Webster] 3. A charge made for packing goods. [1913 Webster] 4. A duty… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
package — / pækidʒ/, it. / pɛk:ɛdʒ/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) pack impaccare, imballare ], usato in ital. al masch., invar. (inform.) [insieme di programmi per calcolatori elettronici] ▶◀ [➨ pacchetto (2)] … Enciclopedia Italiana
package — /ingl. ˈpækɪdʒ/ [vc. ingl., propr. «pacco, imballaggio», da pack «pacco»] s. m. inv. (elab.) pacchetto, insieme di programmi … Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione
package — n packet, *bundle, bunch, bale, parcel, pack … New Dictionary of Synonyms
package — A group of addressed pieces assembled and secured together to make up a basic unit of bulk mail for processing purposes. (Also see bundle.) … Glossary of postal terms