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 Webster]

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The broad woodland parceled into farms. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize. [R.] [1913 Webster]

That mine own servant should Parcel the sum of my disgraces by Addition of his envy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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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 / 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

  • parcel — s. m. 1. Baixio; escolho; recife; restinga. 2.  [Figurado] Estorvo, dificuldade …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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