parcel

[ pahr-suh l ]
/ ˈpɑr səl /

noun

verb (used with object), par·celed, par·cel·ing or (especially British) par·celled, par·cel·ling.

adverb

Archaic. in part; partially.

Nearby words

  1. parañaque,
  2. parboil,
  3. parbuckle,
  4. parca,
  5. parcae,
  6. parcel gilding,
  7. parcel out,
  8. parcel post,
  9. parcel tanker,
  10. parcel-gilt

Origin of parcel

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French parcelle < Late Latin *particella, fresh formation for Latin particula; see particle, passel

SYNONYMS FOR parcel
1. See package. 3. batch, assortment. 6. mete, apportion, deal, allot.

Related formsun·par·celed, adjectiveun·par·celled, adjectiveun·par·cel·ling, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for parcel

parcel

/ (ˈpɑːsəl) /

noun

verb -cels, -celling or -celled or US -cels, -celing or -celed (tr)

adverb

an archaic word for partly

Word Origin for parcel

C14: from Old French parcelle, from Latin particula particle

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Word Origin and History for parcel
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Idioms and Phrases with parcel

parcel

In addition to the idiom beginning with parcel

  • parcel out

also see:

  • part and parcel
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