• A package wrapped for shipment.
  • An individual consignment of cargo for shipment, regardless of size and form.
  • A division of land bought and sold as a unit.
  • A group of birds.
  • An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.
  • A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.
  • A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.


  • To wrap something up into the form of a package.
  • To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.
  • To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into.
  • To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.


  • Part or half; in part; partially.


  • From Middle English parcel, from Old French parcelle ("a small piece or part, a parcel, a particle"), from Vulgar Latin, diminutive of Latin particula ("particle"), diminutive of pars. particle.

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