• (British, AU, America, CA) IPA: /ˈpækɪdʒ/


  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.
    Did you test the software package to ensure completeness?
  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.
  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.
    • 2013, Velvet Carter, Blissfully Yours (page 93)
      The women usually wore bikini tops with shorts, swimsuits underneath cover-ups or just swimsuits. Men came in various types of trunks, from traditional boxers, to Speedos, to G-string trunks that showcased their packages.
  9. (uncountable, historical) A charge made for packing goods.
  10. (journalism) A group of related stories spread over several pages.
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  • Portuguese: empacotamento, embalamento
  • Russian: упако́вка
  • Spanish: embalaje
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package (packages, present participle packaging; 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.

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