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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parcel  \Par"cel\,  n.  [F.  parcelle  a  small  part  fr  (assumed) 
  LL  particella  dim.  of  L.  pars.  See  {Part},  n.,  and  cf 
  1.  A  portion  of  anything  taken  separately;  a  fragment  of  a 
  whole;  a  part  [Archaic]  ``A  parcel  of  her  woe.'' 
  Two  parcels  of  the  white  of  an  egg.  --Arbuthnot. 
  The  parcels  of  the  nation  adopted  different  forms  of 
  self-government.  --J.  A. 
  2.  (Law)  A  part  a  portion;  a  piece;  as  a  certain  piece  of 
  land  is  part  and  parcel  of  another  piece. 
  3.  An  indiscriminate  or  indefinite  number,  measure,  or 
  quantity;  a  collection;  a  group 
  This  youthful  parcel  Of  noble  bachelors  stand  at  my 
  disposing.  --Shak. 
  4.  A  number  or  quantity  of  things  put  up  together;  a  bundle; 
  a  package;  a  packet. 
  'Tis  like  a  parcel  sent  you  by  the  stage.  --Cowper. 
  {Bill  of  parcels}.  See  under  6th  {Bill}. 
  {Parcel  office},  an  office  where  parcels  are  received  for 
  keeping  or  forwarding  and  delivery. 
  {Parcel  post},  that  department  of  the  post  office  concerned 
  with  the  collection  and  transmission  of  parcels. 
  {Part  and  parcel}.  See  under  {Part}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parcel  \Par"cel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Parceled}or  {Parcelled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Parceling}  or  {Parcelling}.] 
  1.  To  divide  and  distribute  by  parts  or  portions;  --  often 
  with  out  or  into  ``Their  woes  are  parceled,  mine  are 
  general.''  --Shak. 
  These  ghostly  kings  would  parcel  out  my  power. 
  The  broad  woodland  parceled  into  farms.  --Tennyson. 
  2.  To  add  a  parcel  or  item  to  to  itemize.  [R.] 
  That  mine  own  servant  should  Parcel  the  sum  of  my 
  disgraces  by  Addition  of  his  envy.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  make  up  into  a  parcel;  as  to  parcel  a  customer's 
  purchases;  the  machine  parcels  yarn,  wool,  etc 
  {To  parcel  a  rope}  (Naut.),  to  wind  strips  of  tarred  canvas 
  tightly  arround  it  --Totten. 
  {To  parcel  a  seam}  (Naut.),  to  cover  it  with  a  strip  of 
  tarred  canvas. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parcel  \Par"cel\,  a.  &  adv 
  Part  or  half;  in  part  partially.  --Shak.  [Sometimes  hyphened 
  with  the  word  following.] 
  The  worthy  dame  was  parcel-blind.  --Sir  W. 
  One  that  .  .  .  was  parcel-bearded  [partially  bearded]. 
  {Parcel  poet},  a  half  poet;  a  poor  poet.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  wrapped  container  [syn:  {package}] 
  2:  the  result  of  parcelling  out  or  sharing;  "death  gets  more 
  than  its  share  of  attention  from  theologicans"  [syn:  {portion}, 
  3:  an  extended  area  of  land  [syn:  {tract},  {piece  of  land},  {piece 
  of  ground},  {parcel  of  land}] 
  4:  a  collection  of  things  wrapped  or  boxed  together  [syn:  {package}, 
  {bundle},  {packet}] 
  v  1:  divide  into  parts  "The  developers  parceled  the  land" 
  2:  cover  with  canvas,  as  of  rope 
  3:  make  into  a  parcel 

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