Synonyms for packing

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PACKING

You've sent Briggs off, and I've all that packing and unpacking to do.

"You'd better be packing your trunk," the Inspector rumbled.

The hallways were strewn with straw and the litter of packing.

"I'll carry it—I'm more used to packing bottles," he announced gravely.

"I notice you're packing yours, large as life," Jack pointed out.

Half an hour would suffice for the packing of all his possessions.

Rosemonde was worrying my life out, and so I got rid of her by packing her off with Silviane.

Jon hopped a section of packing cases and crouched out of sight.

He spent most of that night packing his trunk and his suitcase.

Packing those "Early English Poets" was a confounded nuisance.

WORD ORIGIN

"bundle," early 13c., probably from a Low German word (cf. Middle Dutch pac, pack "bundle," Middle Low German pak, Middle Flemish pac, attested from late 12c.), originally a term of wool traders in Flanders; or possibly from Old Norse pakki. All are of unknown origin.

Italian pacco is a Dutch loan word; French pacque probably is from Flemish. Meaning "set of persons" (usually of a low character) is c.1300, older than sense of "group of hunting animals" (early 15c.). Extended to collective sets of playing cards (1590s), floating ice (1791), cigarettes (1924), and submarines (1943). Meaning "knapsack on a frame" is attested from 1916. Pack of lies first attested 1763.

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