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NOUN (4)

1. a collection of things wrapped or boxed together;
[syn: package, bundle, packet, parcel]

2. (computer science) a message or message fragment;

3. a small package or bundle;

4. a boat for carrying mail;
[syn: mailboat, mail boat, packet, packet boat]

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6 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

packet \pack"et\ (p[a^]k"[e^]t), n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the same source as E. pack. See Pack.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Packet boat, Packet ship, or Packet vessel. See Packet, n., 2. Packet day, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or the sailing day. Packet note or Packet post. See under Paper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Packet \Pack"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Packeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Packeting.] 1. To make up into a packet or bundle. [1913 Webster] 2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel. [1913 Webster] Her husband Was packeted to France. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Packet \Pack"et\, v. i. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

packet n 1: a collection of things wrapped or boxed together [syn: package, bundle, packet, parcel] 2: (computer science) a message or message fragment 3: a small package or bundle 4: a boat for carrying mail [syn: mailboat, mail boat, packet, packet boat]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "packet": argosy, bale, bark, batch, bindle, boat, bolt, bomb, boodle, bottom, bouquet, bucket, budget, bundle, craft, deck, fagot, fardel, fasces, fascine, fortune, great deal, hooker, hulk, hull, keel, leviathan, loads, lots, mint, nosegay, pack, package, parcel, piles, posy, pretty penny, quiver, roll, rouleau, sheaf, ship, tidy sum, truss, tub, vessel, wad, watercraft
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

packet data packet The unit of data sent across a network. "Packet" is a generic term used to describe a unit of data at any layer of the OSI protocol stack, but it is most correctly used to describe application layer data units ("application protocol data unit", APDU). See also datagram, frame. (1994-11-30)