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PARCEL (parcelled, parcelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parcel mean? 

PARCEL (noun)
  The noun PARCEL has 4 senses:

1. a wrapped container
2. the allotment of some amount by dividing something
3. an extended area of land
4. a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

  Familiarity information: PARCEL used as a noun is uncommon.


PARCEL (verb)
  The verb PARCEL has 3 senses:

1. divide into parts
2. cover with strips of canvas
3. make into a wrapped container

  Familiarity information: PARCEL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARCEL (noun)


Sense 1parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wrapped container

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

parcel; package

Hypernyms ("parcel" is a kind of...):

container (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parcel"):

bundle; sheaf (a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing)

pack (a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film))

packet (a small package or bundle)


Sense 2parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The allotment of some amount by dividing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

parcel; portion; share

Context example:

death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

Hypernyms ("parcel" is a kind of...):

allocation; allotment; apportioning; apportionment; assignation; parceling; parcelling (the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan)


Sense 3parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An extended area of land

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract; parcel

Hypernyms ("parcel" is a kind of...):

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parcel"):

toll plaza (an area where tollbooths are located)

public square; square (an open area at the meeting of two or more streets)

picnic area; picnic ground (a tract of land set aside for picnicking)

common; commons; green; park (a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area)

park; parkland (a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property)

fairway (a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement)

midway (the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located)

fairground (an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses)

range (a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze)

sector (a portion of a military position)

yard (a tract of land where logs are accumulated)

yard (a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings))

lot (a parcel of land having fixed boundaries)

patch; plot; plot of ground (a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation)

terrain (a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential)

mine field (a tract of land containing explosive mines)

subdivision (an area composed of subdivided lots)

land site; site (the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located))

parade ground (an area for holding parades)

mud flat (a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide)

grassland (land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life)

center; center field; centerfield (the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher)

left; left field; leftfield (the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left)

outfield (the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases)

right; right field; rightfield (the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right)

short (the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed)

railway yard; yard (an area having a network of railway tracks and sidings for storage and maintenance of cars and engines)

desert (arid land with little or no vegetation)

oasis (a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface))

battlefield; battleground; field; field of battle; field of honor (a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought)

minefield (a region in which explosives mines have been placed)

breeding ground (a place where animals breed)

clearing; glade (a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area)

field (a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed)

field of fire (the area that a weapon or group of weapons can cover effectively with gun fire from a given position)

grounds (a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.))

athletic field; field; playing area; playing field (a piece of land prepared for playing a game)

industrial park (a tract at a distance from city center that is designed for a community of businesses and factories)

baseball diamond; diamond; infield (the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate)


Sense 4parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

bundle; package; packet; parcel

Hypernyms ("parcel" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parcel"):

wisp (a small bundle of straw or hay)


PARCEL (verb)


Sense 1parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divide into parts

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

The developers parceled the land

Hypernyms (to "parcel" is one way to...):

carve up; dissever; divide; separate; split; split up (separate into parts or portions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover with strips of canvas

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

parcel rope

Hypernyms (to "parcel" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3parcel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make into a wrapped container

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "parcel" is one way to...):

wrap; wrap up (arrange or fold as a cover or protection)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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