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

Wiktionary

  1. parcel(Noun)

    A package wrapped for shipment.

    I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.

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

  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.

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

  3. parcel(Noun)

    A group of birds.

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

  4. parcel(Noun)

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

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

  5. parcel(Verb)

    To wrap something up into the form of a package.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Parcel(noun)

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

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

  3. Parcel(noun)

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

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

  4. Parcel(noun)

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

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

  5. Parcel(verb)

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

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

  6. Parcel(verb)

    to add a parcel or item to; to itemize

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

  7. Parcel(verb)

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

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

  8. Parcel

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

    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. 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.

  2. Angela Carter:

    Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Rising and falling is part & parcel of genuine success. Listen up, it does'nt matter how many times that you've fallen. What matters is, how ready you're to rise up from your ashes of failure.

  4. Alma Dufour:

    We put this parcel in front of the ministry to challenge the government about the dangers of the expansion of e-commerce in France.

  5. 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.

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