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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pack·ing /ˈpækɪŋ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 壓縮; 包裝

From: Network Terminology

 縮緊 包裝

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pack·ing, n.
 1. The act or process of one who packs.
 2. Any material used to pack, fill up, or make close. Specifically Mach.: A substance or piece used to make a joint impervious; as: (a) A thin layer, or sheet, of yielding or elastic material inserted between the surfaces of a flange joint. (b) The substance in a stuffing box, through which a piston rod slides. (c) A yielding ring, as of metal, which surrounds a piston and maintains a tight fit, as inside a cylinder, etc.
 3. Masonry Same as Filling. [Rare in the U. S.]
 4. A trick; collusion. [Obs.]
 Cherd packing Bridge Building, the arrangement, side by side, of several parts, as bars, diagonals, a post, etc., on a pin at the bottom of a chord. --Waddell.
 Packing box, a stuffing box. See under Stuffing.
 Packing press, a powerful press for baling cotton, wool, hay, etc.
 Packing ring. See Packing, 2 (c), and Illust. of Piston.
 Packing sheet. (a) A large cloth for packing goods. (b) A sheet prepared for packing hydropathic patients.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pack v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packed p. pr. & vb. n. Packing.]
 1. To make a pack of; to arrange closely and securely in a pack; hence, to place and arrange compactly as in a pack; to press into close order or narrow compass; as, to pack goods in a box; to pack fish.
    Strange materials packed up with wonderful art.   --Addison.
 Where . . . the bones
 Of all my buried ancestors are packed.   --Shak.
 2. To fill in the manner of a pack, that is, compactly and securely, as for transportation; hence, to fill closely or to repletion; to stow away within; to cause to be full; to crowd into; as, to pack a trunk; the play, or the audience, packs the theater.
 3. To shuffle, sort and arrange (the cards) in a pack so as to secure the game unfairly; to stack3 (the deck).
    And mighty dukes pack cards for half a crown.   --Pope.
 4. Hence: To bring together or make up unfairly and fraudulently, in order to secure a certain result; to stack3; as, to pack a jury or a caucus.
    The expected council was dwindling into . . . a packed assembly of Italian bishops.   --Atterbury.
 5. To contrive unfairly or fraudulently; to plot. [Obs.]
    He lost life . . . upon a nice point subtilely devised and packed by his enemies.   --Fuller.
 6. To load with a pack; hence, to load; to encumber; as, to pack a horse.
    Our thighs packed with wax, our mouths with honey.   --Shack.
 7. To cause to go; to send away with baggage or belongings; esp., to send away peremptorily or suddenly; to send packing; -- sometimes with off; as, to pack a boy off to school.
 He . . . must not die
 Till George be packed with post horse up to heaven.   --Shak.
 8. To transport in a pack, or in the manner of a pack (i. e., on the backs of men or beasts). [Western U.S.]
 9. Hydropathy To envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings. See Pack, n., 5.
 10. Mech. To render impervious, as by filling or surrounding with suitable material, or to fit or adjust so as to move without giving passage to air, water, or steam; as, to pack a joint; to pack the piston of a steam engine.
 11. To cover, envelop, or protect tightly with something; specif. Hydropathy, to envelop in a wet or dry sheet, within numerous coverings.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any material used especially to protect something [syn: packing
           material, wadding]
      2: the enclosure of something in a package or box [syn: boxing]
      3: carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking
         of oxygen is essential for astronauts" [syn: backpacking]