Synonyms for packing

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pak-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpæk ɪŋ

Définition of packing

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.
  • noun material used to fill space
Example sentences :
  • You've sent Briggs off, and I've all that packing and unpacking to do.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • "You'd better be packing your trunk," the Inspector rumbled.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The hallways were strewn with straw and the litter of packing.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • "I'll carry it—I'm more used to packing bottles," he announced gravely.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • "I notice you're packing yours, large as life," Jack pointed out.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • Half an hour would suffice for the packing of all his possessions.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • Rosemonde was worrying my life out, and so I got rid of her by packing her off with Silviane.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Jon hopped a section of packing cases and crouched out of sight.
  • Extract from : « The Velvet Glove » by Harry Harrison
  • He spent most of that night packing his trunk and his suitcase.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Packing those "Early English Poets" was a confounded nuisance.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln

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