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Definition of package noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(abbreviation pkg.) something that is wrapped in paper or put into a thick envelope so that it can be sent by mail, carried easily, or given as a present A large package has arrived for you. compare pack
  2. 2a box, bag, etc. in which things are wrapped or packed; the contents of a box, etc. Check the list of ingredients on the side of the package. a package of hamburger buns packet
  3. 3(also package deal) a set of items or ideas that must be bought or accepted together a benefits package an aid package a package of measures to help small businesses
  4. 4(also software package) (computing) a set of related programs for a particular type of task, sold and used as a single unit The system came with a database software package.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: package