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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)

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.

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!"