Holy cats! That pact is packed with details!
And I’ll just bet that every pact between countries, unions, etc., are packed really tight with who can do what and with which and to whom!
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: packed|
|Part of Grammar:|
Plural for noun: pacts
Filled to capacity
[Used in combination] Abundantly supplied with a specified element
To be capable of or suitable for compact storage or packing for transportation
[Rugby; of players] Form or take their places in a scrum
To crowd together, as persons
To become compacted
To collect into a group
Cram a large number of things into a container or space
To prepare for marketing by putting into containers or packages
To make airtight, vaportight, or watertight by stuffing
[Informal] Carry a gun
Fill a jury, committee, etc., with people likely to support a particular verdict or decision 2
|A formal agreement between individuals or parties for mutual advantage, usually to either end fighting or to help each other
A promise between two people
They’ve had a packed theater for every performance.
It’s a packed snow and will be a bugger to shovel.
That was some action-packed movie.
No, I always take a a packed lunch.
These silver foil blankets pack into a small area.
We often packed down with only seven men.
We’re all packed up in here.
With all the travel that Henry does, I picked up toiletries that packed well.
The audience packed into the auditorium.
They really packed that snow to make that snowman so dense.
The grouse had packed early.
I packed up my stuff and drove to Detroit.
The organs were packed in ice.
It was a large room, packed with beds jammed side by side.
The waiting room was packed.
He packed the wounds with healing malaguetta.
The sixteen-year-old had made a fortune selling drugs and had packed a gun in the process.
Helen packed it in when she discovered Jeff was cheating on her.
His efforts packed the Supreme Court with men who shared his ideology.
We learned that he had packed the deck.
John and Carl packed the fruit for shipping.
Jenny was determined to stay warmer this winter, so she packed in the insulation and caulked the windows.
Jeez, he packed a wicked punch!
|Jesse and Frank formed a pact when they were young.
We made a pact not to argue any more.
Hitler and Mussolini made a pact between Germany and Italy.
It was a result of the settlement of his Metro pact.
“The pact covered two months, September and October, but ‘may be extended by the parties’ the filing states.” – Bill Conroy, “Exclusive: Did This Manhattan Firm Help Shield a Russian Fund From Sanctions?“, The Daily Beast, 10 November 2014
“At the same time, the Warsaw pact threat was disintegrating.” – Bill Sweetman, “How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes“, The Daily Beast, 13 October 2014
“On the left, they are hemmed in by the pact of solidarity among self-identified oppressed groups.” – James Poulos, “Rand Paul’s Comments on GOP Voter-ID Laws Mark a Turning Point“, The Daily Beast, 13 May 2014
The conference will be an opportunity to discuss a trade pact and a fishing-rights pact.
|Adjective: packable, mispacked, well-packed|
|packed someone off
packed something in
packed something out
|History of the Word:|
|1 Middle English from the Middle Dutch, the Middle Low German pak (noun), pakken (verb).
The verb appears early in Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman French in connection with the wool trade; trade in English wool was chiefly with the Low Countries.
2 Early 16th century in the sense of enter into a private agreement, which is probably from the obsolete verb pact meaning enter into an agreement with, the final -t being interpreted as an inflection of the past tense.
|Late Middle English from Old French, which is from the Latin pactum meaning something agreed, a neuter past participle of paciscere meaning agree.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!
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Munich Agreement, 30 September 1938, is by a Ministry of Information official photographer and is in the public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.