Library vs Package - What's the difference?

library | package |


As nouns the difference between library and package

is that library is an institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by the public or qualified people it is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users while package is something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.

As a verb package is

to pack or bundle something.

library

Noun

(libraries)
  • An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by the public or qualified people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
  • A collection of books or other forms of stored information.
  • An equivalent collection of analogous information in a non-printed form, e.g. record library
  • (computer science) A collection of software subprograms that provides functionality, to be incorporated into or used by a computer program.
  • (card games) The deck or draw pile
  • A collection of DNA material from a single organism or relative to a single disease
  • Derived terms

    * Borgesian library * interlibrary * librarian * librarial * library and information science * library assistant * library catalog * library hand * library science * mobile library * record library * public library * school library

    package

    Noun

  • Something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.
  • Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
  • Did you test the software package to ensure completeness?
  • (label) A piece of software which has been prepared in such a way that it can be installed with a package manager.
  • The act of packing something.
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  • Something resembling a package.
  • A package holiday.
  • A football formation.
  • the "dime" defensive package
    For third and short, they're going to bring in their jumbo package.
  • (euphemistic, vulgar) The male genitalia.
  • A charge made for packing goods.
  • Verb

    (packag)
  • To pack or bundle something.
  • To travel on a package holiday.
  • References

    * English euphemisms