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package

pack·age

package

 
pronunciation:
pae kihj
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part of speech: noun
definition: a thing or group of things that are wrapped together.
I bought a package of doughnuts.
similar words:
box, pack
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  business, industry, milk
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The word package contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.