Definitions for: Packet

[n] a boat for carrying mail
[n] a small package or bundle
[n] (computer science) a message or message fragment
[n] a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Webster (1913) Definition: Pack"et, n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the
same source as E. pack. See Pack.]
1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a
packet of letters. --Shak.

2. 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, or vessel. See Packet, n., 2.

Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or
the sailing day.

Packet note or post. See under Paper.

Pack"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packeted; p. pr. & vb.
n. Packeting.]
1. To make up into a packet or bundle.

2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.

Her husband Was packeted to France. --Ford.

Pack"et, v. i.
To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

Synonyms: bundle, mail boat, mailboat, package, packet boat, parcel

See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, boat, collection, deck, message, package, parcel, wisp

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