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November 16, 2014 - Word of the Day

package 

 

A package can be a box, a gift, or a large envelope.

  • I have to mail a package.
  • We received a package in the mail yesterday.
  • It cost more to mail packages than letters because packages are heavier.

package on a scale

A package can also be something that has a monetary value that comes in the form of an experience or as benefits.

  • Roy received a severance package when he left the company. (severance package = money and benefits provided after having worked at a company)
  • A flight, a rental car, and hotel accomodations were all part of a travel package that Jill purchased online.

This word can also be used as a verb:

  • The clothing was packaged and mailed yesterday.
  • The workers packaged the equipment carefully to prevent damage during delivery.

The words "packaged," "packaging," and "package" serve as adjectives:

  • Laura works at a packaging plant where meat is processed and sent to stores.
  • You can buy packaged food at a grocery store.
  • We got all of this stuff as part of a package deal.
  • He works as a package handler. (a package delivery person)
  • As more people purchase things online, package deliveries continue to increase every year.

package handlerHe handles packages.

 

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