a wrapped container
parcel, portion, share(noun)
the allotment of some amount by dividing something
"death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel(noun)
an extended area of land
package, bundle, packet, parcel(verb)
a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
divide into parts
"The developers parceled the land"
cover with strips of canvas
make into a wrapped container
A package wrapped for shipment.
I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.
A division of land bought and sold as a unit.
I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.
A group of birds.
A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.
To wrap something up into the form of a package.
To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.
Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
Origin: From parcelle, from particella, contr. parcella, dim. of particula, diminutive of pars.
a portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part
a part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece
an indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group
a number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet
to divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into
to add a parcel or item to; to itemize
to make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc
part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]
Origin: [F. parcelle a small part, fr. (assumed) LL. particella, dim. of L. pars. See Part, n., and cf. Particle.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'parcel' in Nouns Frequency: #2643
The numerical value of parcel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of parcel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of parcel in a Sentence
It is part and parcel of the tightening.
UPS is taking a pole position with United Parcel Service Inc and in the long term this makes a great deal of sense.
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.
Yearly reserve revisions are part-and-parcel of the business (both upwards and downwards) - so their absence alone may warrant further investigation.
I like Marco. I respect him, i think he's charming and talented and charismatic. We've had some policy disagreements, but that's part and parcel of politics.
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- رزمة, طردArabic
- balík, parcelaCzech
- Paket, ParzelleGerman
- paketti, tontti, paketoidaFinnish
- paquet, parcelle, colisFrench
- csomag, parcellaHungarian
- parsel, petakIndonesian
- lotto, parcella, pacchetto, impacchettareItalian
- 包み, 地割Japanese
- 구획, 소포Korean
- przesyłka, paczkaPolish
- empacotar, pacotePortuguese
- pachet, colet, parcelă, lotRomanian
- посылка, участокRussian
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