The following three seasons will be released in six-month intervals, so parcel out the episodes now.
They wanted to parcel out a big contest for a name for mankind's second planet.
He took a seat and began to parcel out the food in two piles.
He suddenly attacked him, and began to pull the parcel out of his hands.
I cannot parcel out my love, a little to one, a little more to another, and so on.
He knew well enough, though he did not parcel out his knowledge into formal answers.
She stowed her parcel out of sight, and drew the curtains, and began to undress.
The kings of the old world endeavored to parcel out this land to their favorites.
Appraisers and surveyors were set to work to parcel out the property.
Tom spit in the dust an' thought a while; then he took a parcel out of the boot an' put it on the corner post of the fence.
late 14c., "a portion of something, a part" (sense preserved in phrase parcel of land, c.1400), from Old French parcele "small piece, particle, parcel," from Vulgar Latin *particella, diminutive of Latin particula "small part, little bit," itself a diminutive of pars (genitive partis) "part" (see part (n.)).
Meaning "package" is first recorded 1640s, earlier "a quantity of goods in a package" (mid-15c.), from late 14c. sense of "an amount or quantity of anything." The expression part and parcel (early 15c.) also preserves the older sense; both words mean the same, the multiplicity is for emphasis.
"to divide into small portions," early 15c. (with out), from parcel (n.). Related: Parceled; parcelled; parceling; parcelling.