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Meaning of PACKING

Pronunciation:  'paking

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  carrying something in a pack on the back; "the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"
  2. [n]  the enclosure of something in a package or box
  3. [n]  any material used especially to protect something

PACKING is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: backpacking, boxing, packing material, wadding
 See Also: blister pack, bubble pack, bubble wrap, bundling, cardboard, carry, composition board, enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, excelsior, inclosure, material, stuff, wood shavings



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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
   (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.] --Bale.

{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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are packing means big changes ahead for you. You are putting past issues and/or relationships to rest and behind you. Alternatively, it represents the burdens that you carry. Dreaming that you are packing, unpacking and packing and unpacking again, represents chaos in your life. You are having trouble juggling various components of your life. You are carrying around too many burdens but have trouble letting go some of these burdens. Consider what unfinished business you have to tend to. Try to resolve these issues so they can finally be put to rest.
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