Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

package

 - definitions and thesaurus
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun [countable] package pronunciation in American English /ˈpækɪdʒ/ 
Word Forms
Close
singularpackage
pluralpackages
  1. 1
    an object or set of objects wrapped in a box or in paper and sent or given to someone

    A Federal Express package arrived for you this morning.

    a package full of Christmas presents

  2. 2
    American a box, bag, or plastic wrapping containing food that has been weighed ready to be sold, or the food that this contains. The British word is packet
    package of:

    an 8oz. package of cream cheese

  3. 3
    a set of proposals or measures for dealing with something

    a package designed to stabilize the economy in South Korea

    rescue/aid package:

    a financial aid package for students

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of package
  4. 4
    American a vacation that includes various things such as a hotel room and transportation in the price. The British word is package holiday

    a weekender ski package in Lake Tahoe for $131

  5. 6
    money and other benefits, for example a car, that someone gets from their employer

    We offer a generous package including private medical insurance.

BuzzWords in 2014

Tripping the lexical fantastic – new words in 2014

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

selfie stick

an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog