parcel

parcel
[[t]pɑ͟ː(r)s(ə)l[/t]]
parcels, parcelling, parcelled
(in AM, use parceling, parceled)
1) N-COUNT A parcel is something wrapped in paper, usually so that it can be sent to someone by post. [mainly BRIT]

...parcels of food and clothing...

He had a large brown paper parcel under his left arm.

(in AM, usually use package)
2) N-COUNT: N of n A parcel of land is a piece of land.

These small parcels of land were purchased for the most part by local people.

3) N-COUNT: N of n A parcel of things or people is a quantity of them. [mainly BRIT]

The woman who became his wife would be acquiring not just a husband but a run-down house and a parcel of financial worries.

4) PHRASE: v-link PHR, usu PHR of n (emphasis) If you say that something is part and parcel of something else, you are emphasizing that it is involved or included in it.

Payment was part and parcel of carrying on insurance business within the UK...

It's all part and parcel - just a day's work really you know.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Parcel — Par cel, n. [F. parcelle a small part, fr. (assumed) LL. particella, dim. of L. pars. See {Part}, n., and cf. {Particle}.] 1. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part. [Archaic] A parcel of her woe. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parcel — Par cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parceled}or {Parcelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parceling} or {Parcelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into. Their woes are parceled, mine are general. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parcel up — ˌparcel ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they parcel up he/she/it parcels up present participle parcelling up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • parcel — par·cel / pär səl/ n: a tract or plot of land Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. parcel I …   Law dictionary

  • Parcel — Par cel, a. & adv. Part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.] [1913 Webster] The worthy dame was parcel blind. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] One that . . . was parcel bearded [partially bearded]. Tennyson …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parcel — [n1] container prepared to be sent bindle, bundle, carton, load, pack, package, packet; concept 494 parcel [n2] group, bunch array, band, batch, body, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, collection, company, crew, crowd, gang, lot, pack; concept 432… …   New thesaurus

  • parcel — [pär′səl] n. [ME < MFr parcelle < LL * particella, for L particula: see PARTICLE] 1. a small, wrapped bundle; package 2. a quantity or unit of some commodity put up for sale 3. a group or collection; pack; bunch [a parcel of fools] 4. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Parcel — may refer to: * Lot (real estate), a piece of land * Air parcel, a concept in atmospheric thermodynamics * A package, sent through the mail * An object used in the game Pass the parcel …   Wikipedia

  • parcel — ► NOUN 1) an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by post. 2) a quantity or amount of something, in particular land. ► VERB (parcelled, parcelling; US parceled, parceling) 1) make (something) into a par …   English terms dictionary

  • parcel# — parcel n 1 *part, portion, piece, detail, member, division, section, segment, sector, fraction, fragment 2 *bundle, bunch, pack, package, packet, bale 3 *group, cluster, bunch, lot Analogous words: collection, assemblage (see under GATHER): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • parcel — Mail that does not meet the mail processing category of letter size mail or flat size mail. It is usually enclosed in a mailing container such as a carton. (Also see irregular parceland machinable parcel.) …   Glossary of postal terms

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