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pack·age

package

 
 
pronunciation:
pae kihj
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object or bundle that is packed, wrapped, or boxed; bundle.
I bought a package of cake mix at the store.The post office had thousands of packages to deliver before Christmas.
 
synonyms:
bundle, parcel
similar words:
box, pack, packet
definition 2: a container used for storing or transporting something.
My mom and I bought a special package to send the present to my grandmother.
synonyms:
case, crate
similar words:
box, carton, container, pack, receptacle, sack
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: packages, packaging, packaged
definition: to place in a container or in wrapping.
She packaged the gift in a red box.
synonyms:
bundle
similar words:
box, pack, wrap
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The word package contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before -age (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.