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

  • Parcel truths in a Danish turtle crap.
  • Parcel bare ferret up mock computer-referable crap.
  • "Evil yams parcel truth to be lurid," I rule, "both turtle craps may live".
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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:


Parcel is sometimes a misspelling of partial.

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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


  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: parcelled, parcelling

  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


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


Parcel is a fictional character from the 1997 film Palkon Ki Chaon Mein.


"Parcel" is a book by David Campton.

  • also known as "Parcel: a play"


  1. Parcel: A parcel is a package bearing the name and address of the recipient in order to be routed through the services of the postal service or by express package delivery service to the recipient.
  2. Parcel: A parcel is an individual consignment of cargo for shipment. Is the unit used in the daily practice for sending and receiving all kinds of cargo. It may have all shapes and sizes. The size can range from an actual mail parcel to 100 boxes of wine, with a top limit, for example, of 4 million barrels cargo of oil large enough to fill a supertanker.

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

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Parcel

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Google previewHamilton Wetland Restoration Project (1999)

Environmental Impact Statement

The SLC parcel is a common and widely used reference to the subjegt parcel.

Google previewNeed for a Multipurpose Cadastre (1980)

by Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (U.S.). Panel on a Multipurpose Cadastre

A cadastral parcel is an unambiguously defined unit of land within which rights and interests are legally recognized.

Google previewInterpreting Land Records (2014)

by Donald A. Wilson

The shaded parcel is the subject tract and is related to all abutting boundaries and corners. The circled numbers relate to chains of title that document the information shown on the base map. The West Virginia case of CSX Hotels, Inc. v . City of ...

Google previewToward a Coordinated Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Nation (1993)

by Mapping Science Committee, Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council

Local governments have extensive requirements for cadastral maps since the ownership parcel is a key entity in many local government functions. Planimetric features such as roads, hydrography, and buildings are also important features; ...

Google previewMeasurements from Maps (2016)

Principles and Methods of Cartometry by D H Maling

It is convenient to start with two definitions: Parcel A parcel is any enclosed feature, the areas of which is known or required. The word has the cadastral meaning of A piece of land ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance (2014)

by Dominic J. Brewer

Parcel. Tax. Schools in theUnited States receive funds froma varietyof sources, including thefederal, state, and local levels of government.The primary source oflocal funding isthe ad valorem property tax, whichis basedon theassessed value ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

the cadastral parcel map based on surveying (Figure 1). Together, they form the legal basis of land ownership in many parts of the world and are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1903)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, James Cockroft, Thomas Edward O'Brien

tiff, folm Doe, and against the defendant, Rio/lard Roe, for the recovery of that parcel of land which is alleged in said answer to be occupied by the said Richard Roe in severalty; and the second of which shall be in favor of the plaintiff, fo/m Doe, ...

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Mystery Parcel

Mystery parcel arrives...

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Small photo of colourful parcel strings or threads for tightening parcels or gifts.Small photo of Nuremberg, Bavaria / Germany - 01 15 2018: Pile of return parcels and packages from online shopping stores in front of a 24-hour self-service parcel storage station from DHL, so called PackstationSmall photo of Young woman receiving parcel from delivery man.Small photo of Small parcelSmall photo of Delivery man in blue uniform handing parcel box to recipient - courier service conceptSmall photo of delivery, mail, people and shipping concept.Young woman sign in digital mobile phone after receiving parcel from courier at home.Small photo of folded boxes for a parcel delivery More...

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Quotes about Parcel

The only religious way to think of death is as a part and parcel of life to regard it, with the understanding and the emotions, as the inviolable condition of life. (Thomas Mann)
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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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