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parcel

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noun par·cel \ˈpär-səl\

Simple Definition of parcel

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  a tract or plot of land

  3. 3 :  a company, collection, or group of persons, animals, or things :  lot <the whole story was a parcel of lies>

  4. 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

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parcel

adverb par·cel

Definition of parcel

archaic

  1. :  partly



15th Century

First Known Use of parcel

15th century


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parcel

adjective par·cel

Definition of parcel



15th Century

First Known Use of parcel

15th century


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parcel

verb par·cel

Definition of parcel

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to divide into parts :  distribute —often used with out

  3. 2 :  to make up into a parcel :  wrap

  4. 3 :  to cover (as a rope) with strips of canvas or tape



15th Century

First Known Use of parcel

15th century



PARCEL Defined for Kids

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parcel

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noun par·cel \ˈpär-səl\

Definition of parcel

  1. 1 :  package 1

  2. 2 :  a plot of land




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parcel

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verb par·cel

Definition of parcel

par·celed or par·celledpar·cel·ing or par·cel·ling

  1. :  to divide and give out by parts <We parceled out the candy.>





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