1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a packet of letters, a packet of crisps, a packet of biscuits.
  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, vessel ().
  3. A specimen envelope containing small, dried plants or containing parts of plants when attached to a larger sheet.
  4. A small fragment of data as transmitted on some types of network, notably Ethernet networks ().
  5. A plastic bag (1).


  1. To make up into a packet or bundle.
  2. To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
  3. To ply with a packet or dispatch boat.

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