parcel

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1par·cel

noun \ˈpär-səl\

: a section or area of land

: a box or large envelope that is usually given, sent, or delivered to a person

Full Definition of PARCEL

1
a :  fragment, portion
b :  a volume of a fluid (as air) considered as a single entity within a greater volume of the same fluid
2
:  a tract or plot of land
3
:  a company, collection, or group of persons, animals, or things :  lot <the whole story was a parcel of lies>
4
a :  a wrapped bundle :  package
b :  a unit of salable merchandise

Examples of PARCEL

  1. a parcel of real estate
  2. <her absurd explanation for the collision was a parcel of lies>

Origin of PARCEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French parcele, from Vulgar Latin *particella, from Latin particula small part — more at particle
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

Rhymes with PARCEL

2parcel

adverb

Definition of PARCEL

archaic
:  partly

First Known Use of PARCEL

15th century

3parcel

adjective

Definition of PARCEL

First Known Use of PARCEL

15th century

4parcel

verb
parceled or parcelledparcel·ing or parcel·ling \ˈpär-s(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of PARCEL

transitive verb
1
:  to divide into parts :  distribute —often used with out
2
:  to make up into a parcel :  wrap
3
:  to cover (as a rope) with strips of canvas or tape

First Known Use of PARCEL

15th century

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