What does parcel mean?

Definitions for parcel
ˈpɑr səlpar·cel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word parcel.

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


  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.]

  9. Origin: [F. parcelle a small part, fr. (assumed) LL. particella, dim. of L. pars. See Part, n., and cf. Particle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parcel

    pär′sel, n. a little part: a portion: a quantity, as of single articles: a number forming a group or a lot: a package.—v.t. to divide into portions:—pr.p. par′celling; pa.t. and pa.p. par′celled.n. Par′cel-bawd (Shak.), one partly a bawd.—adjs. Par′cel-beard′ed (Tenn.), partially bearded; Par′cel-gilt, partially gilded.—n. Par′cel-off′ice, a place where parcels are received for despatch and delivery.—Parcels post, that department of the post-office which takes charge of the forwarding and delivery of small parcels. [Fr. parcelle (It. particella)—L. particula, dim. of pars, partis, a part.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for parcel »

  1. carpel

  2. placer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parcel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parcel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of parcel in a Sentence

  1. Phil Lachowycz:

    It is part and parcel of the tightening.

  2. Research Inc analyst Robert Parker:

    UPS is taking a pole position with United Parcel Service Inc and in the long term this makes a great deal of sense.

  3. Jukka Rosenberg:

    This is part of the testing new technologies in our parcel delivery and post deliveries and this could be an opportunity which we are now testing.

  4. Andy Gensler:

    The cost of talent and the back end production costs can be enormous, so sponsorship is part and parcel for these festivals to survive and thrive.

  5. Nick Ingrassia:

    Yearly reserve revisions are part-and-parcel of the business (both upwards and downwards) - so their absence alone may warrant further investigation.

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