pack-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: a set of similar things taken together

Commentary: PACK[+collection][+artifact][+similar]

John brought a pack of cards on the plane.
Mary broke open a pack of gum and offered it around.
How much does a pack of cigarettes cost these days?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 2: a social clique of people

Commentary: PACK[+collection][+social][+clique][+people]

He got involved with a pack of drug dealers.
Mary says they are a snooty little pack of housewives from the country club.
Little Johnny is part of the neighborhood brat pack.
Their sons are in the same Cub Scout pack.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5

Sense Number 3: an organized band of hunting animals

Commentary: PACK[+collection][+social][+band][+organized][+animal][+hunting]

The big gray one is the alpha male in the wolf pack.
A pack of hyenas cautiously approached the lioness as she fed on the carcass.
Packs of stray dogs roamed the streets after the big earthquake.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: an approximate large quantity, multitude

Commentary: PACK[+quantity][+approximate][+multitude]

The celebrity said the stories were nothing but a pack of lies.
Packs of teenagers stood in front of the theater, hoping to glimpse the rock star.
Packs and packs of ice lay ahead in the cold waters off the northern Alaskan coastline.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 5: a knapsack, bundle on the back

Commentary: PACK[+artifact][+container][+knapsack]

The hikers each carried a sixty-pound pack up the mountain trail.
Mary wore a fanny back on the sightseeing excursions.
The peddler carried all sorts of wares in his large pack.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 6: a facial masque

Commentary: PACK[+artifact][+application][+masque][+facial]

Mary had a mud pack applied to her face at the day spa.
The beautician applied a cream pack to the client's face.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: a therapeutic compress

Commentary: PACK[+artifact][+application][+compress][+therapeutic]

Bob applied a cold pack to his swollen ankle.
A hot, aromatic pack felt soothing against the patient's forehead.
The dentist applied a medicated pack to the sutured area in the patient's mouth.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 8: a group of competitors

Commentary: PACK[+collection][+group][+competitor]

Their candidate finally broke away from the pack of contenders for the nomination.
The black horse charged up from the back of the pack to win the race by a nose.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2c