Parcel meaning

pär'səl
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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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.

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Something wrapped up or packaged; a package.
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A plot of land, usually a division of a larger area.
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A quantity of merchandise offered for sale.
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A group or company; a pack.
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To divide into parts and distribute.

Parceled out the land to their three children.

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To make into a parcel; package.
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To wind protective strips of canvas around (rope).
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A small, wrapped bundle; package.
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A quantity or unit of some commodity put up for sale.
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A group or collection; pack; bunch.

A parcel of fools.

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A piece, as of land, usually a specific part of a large acreage or estate.
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A portion or part.
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To separate into parts and distribute; apportion.
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To make up in or as a parcel.
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To wrap in parceling.
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Part; partly.
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A package wrapped for shipment.

I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.

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An individual consignment of cargo for shipment, regardless of size and form.
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A division of land bought and sold as a unit.

I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.

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An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
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A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.
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A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.

A certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.

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To wrap something up into the form of a package.
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To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.

Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.

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To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into.
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To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.
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Tennyson.

One that [...] was parcel-bearded.

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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
  • From Old French parcelle (“a small piece or part, a parcel, a particle"), from Medieval Latin particella, contr. parcella (“a parcel"), dim. of Latin particula (“particle"), diminutive of pars (“part, piece").
    From Wiktionary