Definition of Parcel

1. Noun. A wrapped container.

Exact synonyms: Package
Specialized synonyms: Bundle, Sheaf, Pack, Packet
Generic synonyms: Container
Derivative terms: Package

2. Verb. Divide into parts. "The developers parceled the land"
Generic synonyms: Carve Up, Dissever, Divide, Separate, Split, Split Up
Derivative terms: Parceling, Parcellation, Parcelling

3. Noun. The allotment of some amount by dividing something. "Death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"
Exact synonyms: Portion, Share
Generic synonyms: Allocation, Allotment, Apportioning, Apportionment, Assignation, Parceling, Parcelling
Derivative terms: Portion, Share, Share

4. Verb. Cover with strips of canvas. "Parcel rope"
Generic synonyms: Cover

5. Noun. An extended area of land.

6. Verb. Make into a wrapped container.
Generic synonyms: Wrap, Wrap Up
Derivative terms: Parcellation

7. Noun. A collection of things wrapped or boxed together.
Exact synonyms: Bundle, Package, Packet
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Wisp
Derivative terms: Bundle, Bundle, Pack, Package

Definition of Parcel

1. n. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.

2. v. t. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into.

3. a. & adv. Part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]

Definition of Parcel

1. Noun. A package wrapped for shipment. ¹

2. Noun. A division of land bought and sold as a unit. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A group of birds. ¹

4. Noun. A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry. ¹

5. Verb. To wrap something up into the form of a package. ¹

6. Verb. To wrap a strip around the end of a rope. ¹

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Definition of Parcel

1. to divide into parts or shares [v -CELED, -CELING, -CELS or -CELLED, -CELLING, -CELS]

Medical Definition of Parcel

1. 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into. "Their woes are parceled, mine are general." "These ghostly kings would parcel out my power." (Dryden) "The broad woodland parceled into farms." (Tennyson) 2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. "That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy." (Shak) 3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. To parcel a rope, to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas. Origin: Parceled or Parcelled; Parceling or Parcelling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parcel

parc fermé
parcel (current term)
parcel bomb
parcel bombs
parcel of land
parcel out
parcel post
parceled out

Literary usage of Parcel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"Million a day: the progress and prospects of the parcel post. Outlook. ... parcel post extension and a table of the new public. Ind. 75: 417-20. Ag. 21. 43. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"parcel, was formerly used as an adverb or semi-adverb, having the meaning of "partly" or "in some measure"; as in the expressions "parcel-blind," ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"2. Trespass for breaking and entering the plaintiff's cellar. The defendant pleads that the place where, &c. is a copyhold tenement, parcel of the manor of ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"She was in possession of the same, and her deed therefor was of record, at the time of the Institution of this suit for the sale of that parcel as forfeited ..."

5. Annual Report by Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.) (1854)
"1 parcel of stationery, offering from the newsboys, from one who wasa ... H. W Shaw, 1 parcel of bed clothing. Mrs. GC Rexford, 1 parcel of bed clothing. ..."

6. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"Body as ' parcel of matter' without essence. ' gold ' But' body,' as that in which ' ideas are found,' and in which they permanently coexist according to a ..."

7. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The amount bid for [131] each parcel was much less than such parcel was worth in open market, or than it would have brought at the usual sheriff's sale. ..."

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