backpacking vs packing what difference

what is difference between backpacking and packing




  1. present participle of backpack


backpacking (uncountable)

  1. hiking and camping overnight in backcountry with one’s gear carried in a backpack.
  2. low-cost, generally urban, travel with minimal luggage and frugal accommodations.




From Middle English pakkyng; equivalent to pack (verb and noun senses) +‎ -ing.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpakɪŋ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpækɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ækɪŋ



  1. present participle of pack

Derived terms


packing (plural packings)

  1. The action of the verb.
    1. The action of putting things together, especially of putting clothes into a suitcase for a journey.
    2. (sciences, mathematics) The spatial arrangement of objects, items or constituent parts.
    3. The gathering of birds, animals etc. into a pack.
    4. (rugby) The forming of players into a scrum.
  2. As a concrete noun.
    1. Material used to fill in the space around something, especially to make a piston etc. watertight or airtight.
    2. Material used to wrap a product for sale etc.; packaging.
    3. A fee charged to cover the costs of packaging.
    4. Special material used to fill containers or vessels for certain chemically related applications.
      Packing in a packed bed, or a column such as a distillation column or a chromatography column

Derived terms

  • packing case
  • packinghouse
  • packing plant
  • packing room

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