Monday, September 26, 2011


Package = a collection of things wrapped or sealed together; a small parcel, usually sent by post: ‘Sending both packages by airmail will be very expensive.’

Packet = a box, container etc. with a number of things or an amount of something inside, especially one that is sold in shops: ‘A packet of cigarettes/biscuits/envelopes/balloons’. Another word for packet is pack, especially in American English: ‘A pack of cigarettes’. ‘I bought six eggs and a packet of tea.’

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