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, parcelnoun

    a wrapped container

  2. parcel, portion, sharenoun

    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, parcelnoun

    an extended area of land

  4. package, bundle, packet, parcelverb

    a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

  5. parcelverb

    divide into parts

    "The developers parceled the land"

  6. parcelverb

    cover with strips of canvas

    "parcel rope"

  7. parcelverb

    make into a wrapped container


  1. parcelnoun

    A package wrapped for shipment.

    I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.

  2. parcelnoun

    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. parcelnoun

    A group of birds.

  4. parcelnoun

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

  5. parcelverb

    To wrap something up into the form of a package.

  6. parcelverb

    To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parcelnoun

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

  2. Parcelnoun

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

  3. Parcelnoun

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

  4. Parcelnoun

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

  5. Parcelverb

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

  6. Parcelverb

    to add a parcel or item to; to itemize

  7. Parcelverb

    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. Etymology: [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. Charlie Robertson:

    This is part and parcel of the much needed reality check that Argentina is getting with its new president, large devaluations tend to be pretty disruptive and negative for gross domestic product in the short-term, but much more helpful in the long-term.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. Andy Gensler:

    Sponsorship is a huge part of the revenue streams. For big festivals, it runs to seven figure numbers, 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.

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