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September 16, 2013 - Word of the Day



When the word "pack" is used as a verb, it means to put things together or to put something inside a container:

  • Jennifer packs a lunch before going to school.
  • Bill packed his suitcase before leaving for Florida.
  • Let's pack up and leave.
  • The stadium is packed with soccer fans.
  • Fishermen pack the fish they catch with ice to keep them fresh.
  • When shipping breakable items, you have to pack them with styrofoam to prevent them from breaking.

The word "packed" is an adjective:

  • The President made a speech before a packed auditorium.
  • Stores are usually packed right before Christmas.
  • The theater is packed. There aren't any seats available.
  • Are you all packed and ready to go? (all packed = prepared with items for a trip)

When the word "pack" is used a noun, it refers to a group of things or people:

  • Jane bought a pack of gum at the drugstore.
  • These items come six to a pack.
  • We need a new pack of cards. (pack of cards = a deck of cards)
  • The children behaved like a pack of wild animals at the birthday party.
  • A pack of wolves surrounded and killed the calf.

Recently, the word "packing" has been used when a person has a gun.

  • Is he packing? (Is he carrying a gun.)
  • He's packing heat. (heat = a gun)
  • The police thought the suspect was packing, so when he reached for something, they shot him.

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