Definition of Packet

1. Noun. A collection of things wrapped or boxed together.

Exact synonyms: Bundle, Package, Parcel
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Wisp
Derivative terms: Bundle, Bundle, Pack, Package, Parcel

2. Noun. (computer science) a message or message fragment.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Message

3. Noun. A small package or bundle.
Specialized synonyms: Deck
Generic synonyms: Package, Parcel

4. Noun. A boat for carrying mail.
Exact synonyms: Mail Boat, Mailboat, Packet Boat
Generic synonyms: Boat

Definition of Packet

1. n. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters.

2. v. t. To make up into a packet or bundle.

3. v. i. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

Definition of Packet

1. Noun. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed days of sailing; a mail boat. Packet boat, ship, vessel. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) A specimen envelope containing small, dried plants or containing parts of plants when attached to a larger sheet. ¹

4. Noun. (networking) A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make up into a packet or bundle. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To send in a packet or dispatch vessel. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To ply with a packet or dispatch boat. ¹

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Definition of Packet

1. to make into a small package [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Packet

packed cell volume
packed cells
packed decimal
packed fudge
packed heat
packed human blood cells
packed lunch
packed lunches
packed on
packed red blood cell
packed to the gills
packed to the rafters
packet (current term)
packet boat
packet sniffer
packet sniffers
packet switching

Literary usage of Packet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"Edward Hartwell continued in the command of the packet till his death in 1795. ... The answer stated, that the packet was employed in the service of ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1820)
"The LONDON packet.—Merino, Claimant. A question of proprietary interest on ... The London packet, on her voyage to London, was captured by the private armed ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"South-Eastern and Continental Steam packet Co 8 .. Hull Steam packet Co 11 .. Cork Steam Shipping Co 10 .. Limerick Steam Shipping Co. ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"C.] When hailed at sea, and asked where the packet boat belongs to, the answer is Holyhead; and the seamen navigating these boats reside at //<;- It/head. ..."

5. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1911)
"packet sloops plied between important points along the coast, and such of the inland cities as stood upon the banks of navigable river$ The trip from New ..."

6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1851)
"THE DE PORQUET packet. With every disposition to treat this item of evidence with the gravity and impartiality befitting quasi-judicial investigation, ..."

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