The athletes alone will pack away 1.2 million of them—65,000 on the busiest day.
The housekeeper must therefore, carefully brush and pack away all woolen things before the moths arrive.
I still ask you to help me rent the house and pack away the things.
All at once, however, I saw his eyes glitter as they fell upon a paper which she handed him to pack away with the rest.
I have had it too—that wonderful sensation we pack away into two dry words and label 'intellectual stimulus.'
"You mean the kind that they pack away in the garret with broken chairs and old chromos," suggested Emma.
Do not pack away a tent when it is damp if you can possibly avoid it, as it will mildew and decay in a few days of warm weather.
After payin' the butcher an' grocer an' rent, I pack away what's left in barrels.
With this thought in her mind, she eagerly helped Nora to collect and pack away every trace of her ever having lived here.
Their high saddles formed boxes in which they could pack away their booty.
"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.
c.1300, "to put together in a pack," from pack (n.), possibly influenced by Anglo-French empaker (late 13c.) and Medieval Latin paccare "pack."
Some senses suggesting "make secret arrangement" are from an Elizabethan mispronunciation of pact. Sense of "to carry or convey in a pack" (1805) led to general sense of "to carry in any manner;" hence to pack heat "carry a gun," underworld slang from 1940s; "to be capable of delivering" (a punch, etc.), from 1921. Related: Packed; packing.
v. packed, pack·ing, packs
To fill, stuff, plug, or tampon.
To enwrap or envelop the body in a sheet, blanket, or other covering.
To apply a dressing or covering to a surgical site.
The swathing of a patient or a body part in hot, cold, wet, or dry materials, such as cloth towels, sheets, or blankets.
The materials so used.
An ice pack; an ice bag.