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  1. par·cel
    IPA[ˈpärsəl]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. make (something) into a parcel by wrapping it:

      he parceled up the goods and sent them back
      Synonym : pack, pack up, package, wrap, wrap up, gift-wrap, tie up, do up, box, box up, bundle up, fasten together
    • 2. divide into portions and then distribute:

      they will start parceling out radio frequencies for digital cordless telephones
      Synonym : divide up, portion out, distribute, share out, allocate, allot, apportion, hand out, give out, deal out, dole out, mete out, dispense, split up, carve up, divvy up, dish out
    • 3. wrap (rope) with strips of tarred canvas, before binding it with yarn as part of a traditional technique to reduce chafing.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: parcel, plural noun: parcels

    • v.: verb: parcel, 3rd person present: parcels, gerund or present participle: parcelling, past tense: parcelled, past participle: parcelled

    • noun

      an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by post:

      a quantity or amount of something, especially as dealt with in one commercial transaction:

    • verb

      make (something) into a parcel by wrapping it:

      divide into portions and then distribute:

    • noun

      mail consisting of parcels.
    • noun

      an explosive device hidden in a package and sent with the intention of causing death or injury to the recipient.
    • adjective

      (of an item of furniture, silverware, or similar) partly gilded, especially on the inner surface only.
    • noun

      the branch of the postal service dealing with parcels.
    • noun

      a small collection of basic items of food for distribution to those in need:
    • noun

      a shelf in a motor vehicle behind the rear seat.
    • a children's game in which a parcel is passed around to the accompaniment of music, the child holding the parcel when the music stops being allowed to unwrap a layer
    • a children's game in which a parcel is passed around to the accompaniment of music, the child holding the parcel when the music stops being allowed to unwrap a layer
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