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Definition of parcel:

  1. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet.
  2. A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.
  3. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.
  4. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
  5. Part or half; in part; partially. Shak. [ Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]
  6. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.
  7. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; - often with out or into.
  8. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.


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Usage examples:

  • What have you got in that parcel?"

    - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  • It won't take me long to send back her parcel.

    - "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
  • Can it be a parcel come for us?

    - "Rosy", Mrs. Molesworth.