A parcel of fools.
Parceled out the land to their three children.
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.
An example of to parcel is to divide up the remaining cookies among the three children.
I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.
A certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.
One that [...] was parcel-bearded.
Other Word Forms
Origin of parcel
- Middle English from Old French portion from Vulgar Latin particella diminutive of Latin particula diminutive of pars part- part perə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition