Definition of "parcel" []

  • Something wrapped up or packaged; a package. (noun)
  • A plot of land, usually a division of a larger area. (noun)
  • A quantity of merchandise offered for sale. (noun)
  • A group or company; a pack: "this youthful parcel of noble bachelors” ( Shakespeare). (noun)
  • To divide into parts and distribute: parceled out the land to their three children. (verb-transitive)
  • Something wrapped up; package (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A group of people or things having some common characteristic (noun)
  • A quantity of some commodity offered for sale; lot (noun)
  • A distinct portion of land (noun)
  • An essential part of something (esp in the phrase part and parcel) (noun)
  • To make a parcel of; wrap up (verb)
  • To divide (up) into portions (verb)
  • To bind strips of canvas around (a rope) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "parcel" in a sentence
  • "Pass the parcel is a good way of getting them all to sit down for a bit …"
  • "This parcel is a right treasure trove - lots of little bits of fabric in various materials - some hand-dyed cotton, some velvet, some sheer stuff, some silk and just other stuff."
  • "That "parcel" is right next to a parcel of our own and I think about how easy it would be for Monsieur Blanc, who loves to garden, to expand his project south ... then we all could enjoy the fruits of his labor!"