Manifest vs Package - What's the difference?

manifest | package |

As nouns the difference between manifest and package

is that manifest is manifesto while package is something which is packed, a parcel, a box, an envelope.

As a verb package is

to pack or bundle something.




(en adjective)
  • Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.
  • * Bible, Hebrews iv. 13
  • Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight.
  • Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
  • Detected; convicted.
  • * Dryden (rfdate)
  • Calistho there stood manifest of shame.


    * apparent, plain, clear, distinct, obvious, palpable, patent * See also .

    Derived terms

    * manifest content * manifest destiny


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto or manifestation.
  • A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
  • (computing) A file containing metadata describing other files.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
  • His courage manifested itself via the look on his face.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 19 , author=Josh Halliday , title=Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised? , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Other global taboos, such as sex and suicide, manifest themselves widely online, with websites offering suicide guides and Hot XXX Action seconds away at the click of a button. The UK government will come under pressure to block access to pornographic websites this year when a committee of MPs publishes its report on protecting children online.}}
  • *
  • ''Not I; I must be found;
    ''My parts, my title, and my perfect soul
    ''Shall manifest me rightly.
  • To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
  • package


  • 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

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

    * English euphemisms