parcel

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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… …

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

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

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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): * …

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  • 11 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.) …

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

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  • 13 parcel — The verb has inflected forms parcelled, parcelling in BrE, and in AmE usually parceled, parceling …

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  • 14 parcel — noun (esp. BrE) 1 something wrapped in paper, etc. ⇨ See also ↑package ADJECTIVE ▪ large ▪ little, small ▪ We left little parcels outside each person s door. ▪ brown paper …

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  • 15 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… …

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  • 16 parcel — ▪ I. parcel par‧cel 1 [ˈpɑːsl ǁ ˈpɑːr ] noun [countable] 1. TRANSPORT an object or objects, packed together and wrapped up ready to be sent somewhere ; = PACKAGE: • The next lot of parcels is being delivered tomorrow …

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  • 17 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… …

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  • 18 parcel — n. 1) to deliver a parcel 2) to address; mail (esp. AE), post (BE); send a parcel 3) to get, receive a parcel 4) to open, unwrap; wrap a parcel * * * [ pɑːs(ə)l] receive a parcel send a parcel unwrap wrap a parcel post (BE) …

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  • 19 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… …

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  • 20 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