Parcel - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɑːrsl|  American pronunciation of the word parcel
Brit.  |ˈpɑːs(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word parcel


- a wrapped container (syn: package)
- the allotment of some amount by dividing something (syn: portion, share)
- an extended area of land (syn: tract)
- a collection of things wrapped or boxed together (syn: bundle, package, packet)


- divide into parts
The developers parceled the land
- cover with strips of canvas
parcel rope
- make into a wrapped container

Extra examples

...her absurd explanation for the collision was a parcel of lies...

These small parcels of land were purchased by local people.

She would be acquiring a run-down house and a parcel of financial worries.

The parcel was delivered last week.

He sends regular food parcels to his family in Libya.

Can you parcel up these urgent papers?

The developers parceled the land

I've come for my parcel.

I just had to satisfy my curiosity, so I opened the parcel.

The parcel must have got lost in the post.

Working irregular hours is all part and parcel of being a journalist.

A parcel arrived through the post.

Did you register the parcel?

I snipped the string and untied the parcel.

He trotted off and came back a couple of minutes later, holding a parcel.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: parcel
he/she/it: parcels
present participle: parcelling
past tense: parcelled
past participle: parcelled
singular: parcel
plural: parcels
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