Sealing vs Packing - What's the difference?

sealing | packing |

As verbs the difference between sealing and packing

is that sealing is or sealing can be while packing is .

As nouns the difference between sealing and packing

is that sealing is action of the verb to seal in any sense or sealing can be hunting of seals (the animals ) while packing is the action of the verb.

As an adjective sealing

is used for closing securely.



Etymology 1

(seal) (device )


  • Used for closing securely.
  • Derived terms
    * self-sealing * sealing apparatus * sealing bath * sealing bloom * sealing cell * sealing compound * sealing material * sealing money * sealing power * sealing smut * sealing strip * sealing-thread * sealing-water * sealing-wax, sealing wax


  • Noun

  • Action of the verb to seal in any sense.
  • Derived terms
    * seam sealing

    Etymology 2

    (seal) (mammal )


  • Noun

  • Hunting of seals (the animals ).
  • Derived terms
    * sealing-voyage






  • Derived terms

    * send someone packing


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

    Derived terms

    * packing case