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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. parcel

    A quantity or unit of products, goods or items.

    They got a parcel in the post from their relations to celebrate the joy of the news of their wedding.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  
  2. parcel

    A type of product to put goods or products in.

    They did create a parcel using a plastic bag as the product was already within a box.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

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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How to say parcel in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Jasmine Opperman:

    Boko Haram is now part and parcel of theISIS-aligned international jihadist threat, any deterring operation will have to take into account Boko Haram, and that means greater international involvement in an area already overwhelmed by foreign presence and interests.

  2. Phil Lachowycz:

    It is part and parcel of the tightening.

  3. Ben Lee:

    It is extremely easy to obtain a casino license in Local NGO Mother Nature Cambodia, to get one, all you need is to prove you have a parcel of land and to pay an application fee to the Cambodian ministry of finance, which is in charge of overseeing casinos.

  4. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein:

    It's too soon to announce anything about it, it's part and parcel of the industry and it's a proposal we look at and I have been very transparent with the Malaysian public that it's a question of affordability.

  5. President Trump:

    It is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars, if the P.O. ‘increases its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!

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