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Dictionary Definition

parcel

Noun

1 a wrapped container [syn: package]
2 the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans" [syn: portion, share]
3 an extended area of land [syn: tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land]
4 a collection of things wrapped or boxed together [syn: package, bundle, packet]

Verb

1 divide into parts; "The developers parceled the land"
2 cover with strips of canvas; "parcel rope"
3 make into a wrapped container [also: parcelling, parcelled]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From parcelle.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A package wrapped for shipment.
    I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.
  2. A division of land bought and sold as a unit.
    I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.

Synonyms

  • (package wrapped for shipment): package
  • (division of land bought and sold as a unit): plot

Translations

package wrapped for shipment
division of land bought and sold as a unit

Verb

  1. To warp up into a parcel

Translations

Extensive Definition

Parcel can refer to:
  • A mailable or shippable item, other than a letter, particularly as packaging delivered by a postal service or package delivery service. seealso parcel post
  • In real estate a parcel is "a contiguous area of land described in a single description by a deed or other instrument or as one of a number of lots on a plat or plan, separately owned and capable of being separately conveyed. In other words, a parcel is a unit of land under unified ownership (with or without buildings)."
  • In atmospheric science, a parcel is a theoretical container of air that can be followed as it evolves over time. seealso atmospheric thermodynamics
  • The party game Pass the parcel.
parcel in Czech: Pozemek
parcel in German: Grundstück
parcel in Spanish: Parcela
parcel in Dutch: Perceel
parcel in Norwegian: Grunneiendom
parcel in Polish: Działka ewidencyjna
parcel in Russian: Земельный участок
parcel in Simple English: Parcel
parcel in Ukrainian: Земельна ділянка

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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