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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun parcel:


Definition of parcel

What does parcel mean?


  1. a wrapped container
    • synonym of parcel: package
    • more generic word: container = any object that can be used to hold things
    • more specific words:
      • bundle / sheaf = a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
      • pack = a convenient package or parcel
      • packet = a small package or bundle
  2. the allotment of some amount by dividing something
  3. an extended area of land
  4. a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

verb (parcelled, parcelling)

  1. divide into parts
  2. cover with strips of canvas
    • example: parcel rope
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  3. make into a wrapped container
    • more generic terms: wrap / wrap up = arrange or fold as a cover or protection

Alternative definition


  1. A package wrapped for shipment.
  2. A division of land bought and sold as a unit.
  3. [obsolete] A group of birds.
  4. A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.


  1. To wrap something up into the form of a package.
  2. To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.

Phrases with parcel

Phrases starting with the word parcel:

  1. parcel out
  2. parcel bomb
  3. parcel post
  4. parcel of land

Phrases ending with the word parcel:

  1. Air parcel
  2. Part and Parcel
  3. Pass the Parcel


Parcel is a fictional character from Palkon Ki Chaon Mein.


"Parcel" is a book by David Campton.


  1. Parcel: A parcel is a package bearing the name and address of the recipient in order to be routed...
  2. Parcel: A parcel is an individual consignment of cargo for shipment. The size can range from an actual mail parcel to a cargo of oil large enough to fill a supertanker.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for parcel

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Google previewPrinciples of Atmospheric Science (2011)

by John E. Frederick

Conceptually, the parcel is a separate volume of air whose temperature is not always the same as that of the background atmosphere.At level P1, let both the parcel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts (2011)

by Stephen John Stadler

A few meters across, an air parcel has consistency of temperature, pressure, and density within and is compared to the air around it (known as the environmental air). As air parcels rise they decompress; that is, the same mass takes up more ...

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Scrabble value of P3A1R1C3E1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of PARCEL

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