Definitions for Parcelˈpɑr səl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•celˈpɑr səl(n.; v.)-celed, -cel•ing; -celled, -cel•ling

  1. (n.)an object or objects wrapped or packed up to form a small bundle; package.

  2. a quantity or unit of something, as of a commodity for sale; lot.

  3. a group or assemblage of persons or things.

  4. a distinct, continuous tract of land.

  5. a part, portion, or fragment.

  6. (v.t.)to divide into or distribute in portions (usu. fol. by out).

  7. to make into or wrap as a parcel.

  8. to cover or wrap (a rope) with strips of canvas.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  9. (adv.)Archaic. in part; partially.

Origin of parcel:

1275–1325; ME < MF parcelle < VL *particella, for L particula; see particle

Princeton's WordNet

  1. package, parcel(noun)

    a wrapped container

  2. parcel, portion, share(noun)

    the allotment of some amount by dividing something

    "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

  3. tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel(noun)

    an extended area of land

  4. package, bundle, packet, parcel(verb)

    a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

  5. parcel(verb)

    divide into parts

    "The developers parceled the land"

  6. parcel(verb)

    cover with strips of canvas

    "parcel rope"

  7. parcel(verb)

    make into a wrapped container

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. parcel(noun)ˈpɑr səl



  1. parcel(Noun)

    A package wrapped for shipment.

    I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.

  2. parcel(Noun)

    A division of land bought and sold as a unit.

    I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.

  3. parcel(Noun)

    A group of birds.

  4. parcel(Noun)

    A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.

  5. parcel(Verb)

    To wrap something up into the form of a package.

  6. parcel(Verb)

    To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.

    Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.

  7. Origin: From parcelle, from particella, contr. parcella, dim. of particula, diminutive of pars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parcel(noun)

    a portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part

  2. Parcel(noun)

    a part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece

  3. Parcel(noun)

    an indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group

  4. Parcel(noun)

    a number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet

  5. Parcel(verb)

    to divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into

  6. Parcel(verb)

    to add a parcel or item to; to itemize

  7. Parcel(verb)

    to make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc

  8. Parcel

    part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Parcel' in Nouns Frequency: #2643

Anagrams of Parcel

  1. carpel

  2. placer

Translations for Parcel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


thing(s) wrapped and tied, usually to be sent by post

I got a parcel in the post today.

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