Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pack”

pack

noun [C]     /pæk/
COMMERCE a container in which things are put to be kept , sold , or sent somewhere , or the contents of a container : a pack of cigarettes Keep the goods in the pack if you might want to return them to the store .
a collection of objects , documents , etc. that are made available as a set : pack of 6/12/20, etc. These items are usually sold in packs of ten. Information packs are available at the front desk . You can download the application pack from our website .
-pack used with a word that describes an amount to show that a collection of objects are being sold together: a six-pack of beer a multipack of pet food These bulbs are sold as a twin-pack only.
the pack a way of referring to the people , companies , etc. that are not the leaders in a particular area of business : The end of a downturn is an excellent opportunity for companies to pull ahead of the pack.
→ See also blister pack, bubble pack, display pack, four-pack, gift pack, multipack, six-pack
(Definition of pack noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pack

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Wrapping, packing and loading, but you might be interested in these topics from the Including and excluding topic area:

Definitions of “pack” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More