Definitions for: Parcel


[n] the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"
[n] a wrapped container
[n] a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
[n] an extended area of land
[v] divide into parts; "The developers parceled the land"
[v] make into a parcel
[v] cover with canvas, as of rope



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Two parcels of the white of an egg. --Arbuthnot.

The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of
self-government. --J. A.
Symonds.

2. (Law) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of
land is part and parcel of another piece.

3. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or
quantity; a collection; a group.

This youthful parcel Of noble bachelors stand at my
disposing. --Shak.

4. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle;
a package; a packet.

'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage. --Cowper.

Bill of parcels. See under 6th Bill.

Parcel office, an office where parcels are received for
keeping or forwarding and delivery.

Parcel post, that department of the post office concerned
with the collection and transmission of parcels.

Part and parcel. See under Part.


Par"cel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parceledor Parcelled;
p. pr. & vb. n. Parceling or Parcelling.]
1. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often
with out or into. ``Their woes are parceled, mine are
general.'' --Shak.

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. [R.]

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 (Naut.), to wind strips of tarred canvas
tightly arround it. --Totten.

To parcel a seam (Naut.), to cover it with a strip of
tarred canvas.


Par"cel, a. & adv.
Part or half; in part; partially. --Shak. [Sometimes hyphened
with the word following.]

The worthy dame was parcel-blind. --Sir W.
Scott.

One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded].
--Tennyson.

Parcel poet, a half poet; a poor poet. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

Synonyms: bundle, package, package, packet, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, portion, share, tract

See Also: accumulation, aggregation, allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assemblage, assignation, athletic field, baseball diamond, battlefield, battleground, breeding ground, bundle, carve up, center, centerfield, clearing, collection, common, commons, container, cover, diamond, dissever, divide, fairground, fairway, field, field of battle, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, glade, grassland, green, grounds, industrial park, infield, land site, left, leftfield, lot, midway, mine field, minefield, mud flat, oasis, outfield, pack, packet, parade ground, parceling, parcelling, park, parkland, patch, picnic area, picnic ground, playing area, playing field, plot, plot of ground, public square, railway yard, range, right, rightfield, sector, separate, sheaf, short, site, split, split up, square, subdivision, terrain, toll plaza, wisp, wrap, wrap up, yard

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