English version

parcel in Mail topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparcelpar‧cel1 /ˈpɑːsəl $ ˈpɑːr-/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 parcel.jpg especially British EnglishTCM an object that has been wrapped in paper or put in a special envelope, especially so that it can be sent by post syn package 🔊 The parcel was delivered last week. 🔊 He sends regular food parcels to his family in Libya.parcel of 🔊 a parcel of clothes and blankets2 AREAan area of land that is part of a larger area which has been divided upparcel of 🔊 a parcel of farmland3 British EnglishDF a small quantity of food that has been wrapped up, usually in pastry be part and parcel of something at part1(28)
Examples from the Corpus
parcelHe will bear a parcel from the mysterious, lovely, no-place-jacketed Carolina.a parcel of farmlandHe believes this 11-acre parcel will set the tone for the other 100 acres of undeveloped land also in the area.Or suppose the president owns a great parcel of land.That afternoon, Isabel finished packing her parcels, upstairs in the attic.In fact, it is modern technology at work in the world of overnight parcel deliveries.Every child had a gas mask and a suitcase, or paper parcel.A Weekly investigation last year showed that similar parcels sold for thousands of dollars less per acre around the same time.Now she understood why Angel had brought a strange parcel with him.