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parcel

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noun par·cel \ˈpär-səl\

Definition of parcel

  1. 1a :  fragment, portion sold his stocks by parcelsb :  a volume of a fluid (such as air) considered as a single entity within a greater volume of the same fluid

  2. 2 :  a tract or plot of land a parcel of real estate

  3. 3 :  a company, collection, or group of persons, animals, or things :  lot The whole story was a parcel of lies. a parcel of giddy young kids — Mark Twain

  4. 4a :  a wrapped bundle :  package The parcel was shipped today.b :  a unit of salable merchandise a parcel in an auction

Examples of parcel in a Sentence

  1. a parcel of real estate

  2. her absurd explanation for the collision was a parcel of lies

Recent Examples of parcel from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of parcel

Middle English, from Anglo-French parcele, from Vulgar Latin *particella, from Latin particula small part — more at particle

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parcel

adverb par·cel

Definition of parcel

archaic

  1. :  partly

Origin and Etymology of parcel

see 1parcel


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parcel

adjective par·cel

Definition of parcel

Origin and Etymology of parcel

see 1parcel


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parcel

verb par·cel

Definition of parcel

parceled

or

parcelled

;

parceling

or

parcelling

\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 (something, such as a rope) with strips of canvas or tape

Recent Examples of parcel from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of parcel

see 1parcel



PARCEL Defined for English Language Learners

parcel

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noun

Definition of parcel for English Language Learners

  • : a section or area of land

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


PARCEL Defined for Kids

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parcel

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noun par·cel \ˈpär-səl\

Definition of parcel for Students

  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 for Students

parceled

or

parcelled

;

parceling

or

parcelling

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


Law Dictionary

parcel

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noun par·cel \ˈpär-səl\

Legal Definition of parcel

  1. :  a tract or plot of land



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