1. A package wrapped for shipment.
    I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.
  2. An individual consignment of cargo for shipment, regardless of size and form.
  3. A division of land bought and sold as a unit.
    I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.
  4. A group of birds.
  5. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
  6. A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.
  7. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.
    A certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.


  1. To wrap something up into the form of a package.
  2. To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.
    Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.
  3. To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into.
  4. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.


  1. Part or half; in part; partially.

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