Meaning of parcel

par•cel

Pronunciation: (pär'sul), [key]
— n., v., adv. -celed, -cel•ing -celled, -cel•ling,
—n.
  1. an object, article, container, or quantity of something wrapped or packed up; small package; bundle.
  2. a quantity or unit of something, as of a commodity for sale; lot.
  3. a group, collection, or assemblage of persons or things.
  4. a distinct, continuous portion or tract of land.
  5. a part, portion, or fragment.
—v.t.
  1. to divide into or distribute in parcels or portions (usually fol. by out).
  2. to make into a parcel or wrap as a parcel.
  3. to cover or wrap (a rope) with strips of canvas.
—adv.
  1. in part; partially.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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