- –n.1. a bundle of things packed or wrapped together; box with things packed in it; parcel: »
a package of books, a package of laundry.SYNONYM(S): packet, bale.2. a) a box, can, bottle, jar, case, or other receptacle for packing goods, especially one designed for a particular commodity and printed with matter intended both to identify it and to attract buyers: »
We need the best package we can get for this new breakfast food.b) such a package with its contents, as offered for sale: »
a package of soap, a package of frozen peas.3. a group of related things, such as goods, services, laws, or articles of agreement in a negotiation, offered as a unit: »
A television package is a complete program, including script, cast, and music, which is sold as a unit either to a sponsor or a network. Our Florida package includes transportation, hotel, and meals for a week. The guaranteed wage, pension and welfare clauses of the auto package (New York Times).4. a compact assembly of various units or elements: »
Its substitute on Apollo 11 was a package of three experiments—a passive seismometer, laser reflector, and solar wind sensor (Science Journal).–adj.1. including a number of elements or items provided or offered as a unit: »
a package summer vacation, a package wage increase. The company…handles package tours to over 30 destinations in the Mediterranean and east Africa (London Times).2. of or having to do with a package deal: »
NBC hoped to encourage non-network package producers to use the talents of its comedy unit writers (Saturday Review).–v.t.1. to put in a package or packages; box, can, bottle, bag, or bale, in order to sell: »
to package meat.SYNONYM(S): pack.2. to make a package or packages out of: »
to wrap and package Christmas presents.–pack´age|a|ble, adjective.–pack´ag|er, noun.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.