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parcel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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parcelpar‧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)
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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.
parcelparcel2 verb (parcelled, parcelling British English, parceled, parceling American English)   parcel something ↔ off parcel something ↔ out parcel something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
parcelThey parcel images score through secretive drawing and glaze Conté with hissing fixative.Theorists have found it difficult to wrap and parcel me in a neat compartment.Am I in bondage, that you think to parcel me off as you see fit?It would be absurd to parcel out equal sums of research money to everyone.Thatcher also used to parcel out jobs to representatives of different interest groups in the party.Many companies parcel out portions of their profits to stockholders in the form of cash dividend payments.If you really want to make an impression, decorate a basket or box to parcel them in.He requested her to parcel up most carefully in an oiled cloth his other gun and have it sent to him.
From Longman Business Dictionaryparcelpar‧cel1 /ˈpɑːsəlˈpɑːr-/ noun [countable]1TRANSPORTan object or objects, packed together and wrapped up ready to be sent somewhere SYN PACKAGEThe next lot of parcels is being delivered tomorrow.the train company’sparcel service.parcel post (=a mail service for collecting and delivering parcels)2PROPERTY a piece of land that is one of several parts of a larger area of landThe company owns 76 parcels of industrial land in 23 states.HTV is redeveloping a 21-acre parcel of land close to its studios.3FINANCE a set of related shares etc that are all sold or bought at the same timeThey sold a big parcel of shares last week for £82.6 million.parcelparcel2 verb (parcelled, parcelling British English, parceled, parceling) American English parcel something → out parcel something → up→ See Verb table
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Verb table
parcel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyparcel
he, she, itparcels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyparcelled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave parcelled
he, she, ithas parcelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad parcelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill parcel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have parcelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam parcelling
he, she, itis parcelling
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you, we, theyare parcelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas parcelling
you, we, theywere parcelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been parcelling
he, she, ithas been parcelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been parcelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be parcelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been parcelling
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