verb (used with object), par·celed, par·cel·ing or (especially British) par·celled, par·cel·ling.
- parcel gilding,
- parcel out,
- parcel post,
- parcel tanker,
Origin of parcel
Examples from the Web for parcel
In contrast, SIX is clearly part and parcel of the Democratic establishment.
This happens in the art world as well, where it can be more profitable to parcel off pieces of ancient vases.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discrimination and slights Abe experiences are “part and parcel of what we are experiencing in the world,” says Akhtar.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had wandered up and down, unable to deliver themselves of their parcel.
It is part and parcel of the implicit politics of Snap Judgment, which folds the margins of American society into its center.
Once, by way of a joke, young Sia put a small snake into a parcel, which he gave her and told her to open.The Chinese Fairy Book|Various
Angelina could not remember that she had ever had a parcel before, and the excitement of this one must be prolonged.The Golden Scarecrow|Hugh Walpole
The fruiterer's daughter was putting into the cabriolet a parcel belonging to Georges at the moment of his arrest.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
It was part and parcel of the original agitation of slavery commenced in 1835, and continued ever since.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
Mail trucks loaded with parcel post matter to betransported to different stations in the city.The Postal System of the United States and the New York General Post Office|Thomas C. Jefferies
verb -cels, -celling or -celled or US -cels, -celing or -celed (tr)
Word Origin for parcel
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with parcel
- parcel out
- part and parcel