Parcel office
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 Webster]

Two parcels of the white of an egg. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of self-government. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece. [1913 Webster]

3. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group. [1913 Webster]

This youthful parcel Of noble bachelors stand at my disposing. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet. [1913 Webster]

'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{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; also, the transmission through the parcel post deparment; as, to send a package by parcel post. See {parcel post} in the vocabulary.

{Part and parcel}. See under {Part}. [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 post — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parcel post — is a service of a postal administration for sending parcels through the post. It is generally one of the less expensive ways to ship packages that are too heavy to be sent by regular letter post and is usually a slower method of transportation.… …   Wikipedia

  • Parcel post — Par cel post That branch of the post office having to do with the collection, transmission, and delivery of parcels[4]. The British Inland Parcel Post was established in 1883. The rates in 1913, dating from 1897, were 3d. for parcels not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parcel locker — A unit that is installed alongside neighborhood delivery and collection box units or in conjuction with post office boxes in a retail facility that is used for parcel delivery …   Glossary of postal terms

  • office equipment and furniture —   ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Office equipment includes: acoustic hood adhesive binder answering machine calculator cash box collating machine comb binder comb binding computer copy holder data cartridge date stamp desk organizer desk top display calculator… …   Useful english dictionary

  • parcel — 01. The back of the car was full of Christmas [parcels]. 02. Do you have a piece of string I could use to tie up this [parcel]? 03. The mail truck was full of [parcels] for the Christmas season. 04. Can you mail this [parcel] for me when you go… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • parcel-post zone — An area prescribed by regulation for the purpose of determining the rate to be charged for a parcel mailed to be carried as parcel post, there being a number of such areas, each progressively farther from the office in which a parcel is mailed… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • parcel makers — /parsal meykarz/ In old English law, two officers in the exchequer who formerly made the parcels or items of the escheators accounts, wherein they charged them with everything they had levied for the king during the term of their office …   Black's law dictionary

  • Part and parcel — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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