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Noun: parcel  paa(r)-sul
  1. A box or collection of items wrapped for shipment
    - package
     
  2. The allotment of some amount by dividing something
    "death gets more than its parcel of attention from theologians";
    - portion, share
     
  3. An extended area of land
    - tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land
     
  4. A collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    - package, bundle, packet
Verb: parcel (parcelled,parcelling, or [US] parceled,parceling)  paa(r)-sul
  1. Divide into parts
    "The developers parceled the land"
     
  2. Cover with strips of canvas
    "parcel rope"
     
  3. Make into a wrapped container

Derived forms: parceled, parcelled, parcelling, parcels

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assemblage, assignation, carve up, collection, container, cover, dissever, divide, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, parceling [US], parcelling, separate, split, split up, wrap, wrap up

Encyclopedia: Parcel