November 16, 2014 – Word of the Day
A package can be a box, a gift, or a large envelope.
- I have to mail a package.
- We received a package in the mail yesterday.
- It cost more to mail packages than letters because packages are heavier.
A package can also be something that has a monetary value that comes in the form of an experience or as benefits.
- Roy received a severance package when he left the company. (severance package = money and benefits provided after having worked at a company)
- A flight, a rental car, and hotel accomodations were all part of a travel package that Jill purchased online.
This word can also be used as a verb:
- The clothing was packaged and mailed yesterday.
- The workers packaged the equipment carefully to prevent damage during delivery.
The words "packaged," "packaging," and "package" serve as adjectives:
- Laura works at a packaging plant where meat is processed and sent to stores.
- You can buy packaged food at a grocery store.
- We got all of this stuff as part of a package deal.
- He works as a package handler. (a package delivery person)
- As more people purchase things online, package deliveries continue to increase every year.
He handles packages.
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