parcel

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parcel is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
parcel

Plural
parcels

A parcel
  1. A package; a box wrapped in paper; a thing bigger than a letter that is sent in the mail.
    On my birthday, I got a parcel in the mail.
  2. A parcel of land is a piece of land that was part of a larger piece.


Verb[change]

Plain form
parcel

Third-person singular
parcels

Past tense
parcelled

Past participle
parcelled

Present participle
parcelling

Plain form
parcel

Third-person singular
parcels

Past tense
parceled

Past participle
parceled

Present participle
parceling

  1. If you parcel something out, you divide it into small parts to give to different people.
    The set of books was parcelled out among the people who were there.
  2. If you parcel something off, you divide it into small parts to be sold to different people.
  3. If you parcel something up, you make it into a parcel by wrapping it up.