Definition of package verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    package

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpækɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪdʒ//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they package
    BrE BrE//ˈpækɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪdʒ//
     
    he / she / it packages
    BrE BrE//ˈpækɪdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪdʒɪz//
     
    past simple packaged
    BrE BrE//ˈpækɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪdʒd//
     
    past participle packaged
    BrE BrE//ˈpækɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪdʒd//
     
    -ing form packaging
    BrE BrE//ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1  to put something into a box, bag, etc. to be sold or transported package something packaged food/goods We package our products in recyclable materials. package something up The orders were already packaged up, ready to be sent.
  2. 2package somebody/something (as something) to present somebody/something in a particular way politicians who are packaged and presented to the public an attempt to package news as entertainment
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a noun denoting the action or mode of packing goods): from the verb pack + -age; compare with Anglo-Latin paccagium. The verb dates from the 1920s.Extra examples The books were all packaged up and ready to be sent out. The glasses had been carefully packaged for the journey to England. Our products are packaged in recyclable materials.
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