n.1.A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.
Two parcels of the white of an egg.
- Arbuthnot.
2.(Law) A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.
3.An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
4.A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet.
'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage.
- Cowper.
Bill of parcels
See under 6th Bill.
Parcel office
an office where parcels are received for keeping or forwarding and delivery.
Parcel post
that department of the post office concerned with the collection and transmission of parcels; also, the transmission through the parcel post deparment; as, to send a package by parcel post. See parcel post in the vocabulary.
Part and parcel
See under Part.
v. t.1.To divide and distribute by parts or portions; - often with out or into.
These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.
- Dryden.
2.To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.
3.To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.
To parcel a rope
(Naut.) to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it.
To parcel a seam
(Naut.) to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas.
- Totten.
a. & adv.1.Part or half; in part; partially.
The worthy dame was parcel-blind.
- Sir W. Scott.
One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded].
- Tennyson.
Parcel poet
a half poet; a poor poet.
- B. Jonson.
Noun1.Parcelparcel - a wrapped container
Synonyms: package
2.parcel - the result of parcelling out or sharing; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans"
Synonyms: portion, share
3.parcel - an extended area of land
4.Parcelparcel - a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
Synonyms: bundle, package, packet
Verb1.parcel - divide into parts; "The developers parceled the land"
2.parcel - cover with strips of canvas; "parcel rope"
3.parcel - make into a wrapped container

PARCEL, estates. Apart of the estate. 1 Com. Dig. Abatement, H 511 p. 133; 5 Com. Dig. Grant, E 10, p. 545. To parcel is to divide an estate. Bac, Ab. Conditions, 0.

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