Parcelled
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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  • parcelled — pÉ‘rsld / pɑːsld adj. covered, wrapped; packaged, bundled par·cel || pÉ‘rsl / pɑːsl n. (British) package, bundle; group, gang; field, plot of land, yard v. pack, bundle; divide, partition; wrap, cover …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parcel — par|cel1 S3 [ˈpa:səl US ˈpa:r ] n ↑sticker, ↑string [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin particula; PARTICLE] 1.) especially BrE an object that has been wrapped in paper or put in a special envelope, especially so that it can be sent by… …   Dictionary of contemporary 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

  • ballad — balladic /beuh lad ik/, adj. balladlike, adj. /bal euhd/, n. 1. any light, simple song, esp. one of sentimental or romantic character, having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody. 2. a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in… …   Universalium

  • parcel — 1 noun (C) 1 especially BrE an object that has been wrapped in paper or put in a special envelope, especially so that it can be sent by mail; package 1 (1) AmE: She tied up the parcel with string. 2 an area of land that is part of a larger area… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • parcel — I UK [ˈpɑː(r)s(ə)l] / US [ˈpɑrs(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms parcel : singular parcel plural parcels * 1) something wrapped in paper or in a large envelope to be sent by post 2) a section of a piece of land • See: part I II UK [ˈpɑː(r)s(ə)l]… …   English dictionary

  • parcel off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms parcel off : present tense I/you/we/they parcel off he/she/it parcels off present participle parcelling off past tense parcelled off past participle parcelled off to divide something into smaller parts that… …   English dictionary

  • parcel out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms parcel out : present tense I/you/we/they parcel out he/she/it parcels out present participle parcelling out past tense parcelled out past participle parcelled out to share something among several people …   English dictionary

  • parcel up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms parcel up : present tense I/you/we/they parcel up he/she/it parcels up present participle parcelling up past tense parcelled up past participle parcelled up British to prepare something for sending by post by… …   English dictionary

  • parcel out — verb administer or bestow, as in small portions administer critical remarks to everyone present dole out some money shell out pocket money for the children deal a blow to someone the machine dispenses soft drinks • Syn: ↑distribute, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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