- The definition of a parcel is a package, or a piece of land.
- An example of a parcel is what the Fedex delivery person brings to a home.
- An example of a parcel is an acre of land.
- Parcel is defined as to package or divide up.
An example of to parcel is to divide up the remaining cookies among the three children.
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- a small, wrapped bundle; package
- a quantity or unit of some commodity put up for sale
- a group or collection; pack; bunch: a parcel of fools
- a piece, as of land, usually a specific part of a large acreage or estate
- a portion or part: now only in , an inseparable or essential part
Origin: Middle English from Middle French parcelle from Late Latin an unverified form particella, for Classical Latin particula: see particle
- to separate into parts and distribute; apportion: with out
- to make up in or as a parcel
- Naut. to wrap in parceling
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- Something wrapped up or packaged; a package.
- A plot of land, usually a division of a larger area.
- A quantity of merchandise offered for sale.
- A group or company; a pack: “this youthful parcel of noble bachelors” (Shakespeare).
- To divide into parts and distribute: parceled out the land to their three children.
- To make into a parcel; package.
- Nautical To wind protective strips of canvas around (rope).
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, portion, from Vulgar Latin *particella, diminutive of Latin particula, diminutive of pars, part-, part; see perə-2 in Indo-European roots.