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Parcel appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

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

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Definition of the noun parcel

What does parcel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: parcels

  1. a wrapped container
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • 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

Alternative definition of the noun parcel

noun

  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.

Definition of the verb parcel

What does parcel mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: parceled / parcelled (less preferred form) | parceling / parcelling (less preferred form) | parcels

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

Alternative definition of the verb parcel

verb

  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

Character

Parcel is a fictional character from Palkon Ki Chaon Mein.

Writings

"Parcel" is a book by David Campton.

Miscellanea

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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Quotes about parcel

Is advertising moral? It is part and parcel of the American free enterprise system... I challenge anybody to show any economic system that has done as much for so many in so short a time. (Morris Hite)
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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.

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