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n., v. -celed, -cel•ing (esp. Brit.) -celled, -cel•ling, n.
Parcela small amount; a small party; a company or collection of persons, animals, or things; articles for sale, See also bundle.
parcel package packet
A parcel or package is an object or group of objects wrapped in paper, that can be carried somewhere or sent by post. The two words have almost exactly the same meaning in British English, but a parcel usually has a more regular shape than a package.
In American English, package is usually used rather than 'parcel'.
In British English, a packet is a small container in which a quantity of something is sold. Packets are either small boxes made of thin cardboard, or bags or envelopes made of paper or plastic.
In American English, a container like this is usually called a package or pack.
A packet of or a package of something can refer either to the container and its contents, or to the contents only.
Past participle: parcelled
|Noun||1.||parcel - a wrapped container |
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)
pack - a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film)
packet - a small package or bundle
|2.||parcel - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"|
|3.||parcel - an extended area of land |
baseball diamond, infield, diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
center field, centerfield, center - the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher; "he hit the ball to deep center"
left field, leftfield, left - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left; "the batter flied out to left"
outfield - the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
short - the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
railway yard, railyard, 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 of battle, field of honor, field - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
minefield - a region in which explosives mines have been placed
breeding ground - a place where animals breed
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
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, playing area, playing field, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region - a demarcated area of the Earth
industrial park - a tract of land at a distance from city center that is designed for a cluster of businesses and factories
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
mud flat - a tract of low muddy land near an estuary; covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
parade ground - an area for holding parades
fairground - an open area for holding fairs or exhibitions or circuses
midway - the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
fairway - a tract of ground free of obstacles to movement
park, parkland - a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property; "there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park"
common, commons, green, park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
toll plaza - an area where tollbooths are located
range - a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze; "they used to drive the cattle across the open range every spring"; "he dreamed of a home on the range"
sector - a portion of a military position
land site, site - the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located); "a good site for the school"
subdivision - an area composed of subdivided lots
mine field - a tract of land containing explosive mines
terrain - a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential; "they decided to attack across the rocky terrain"
plot of ground, plot of land, patch, plot - a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
lot - a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
yard - a tract of land enclosed for particular activities (sometimes paved and usually associated with buildings); "they opened a repair yard on the edge of town"
yard - a tract of land where logs are accumulated
|4.||parcel - a collection of things wrapped or boxed together|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
wisp - a small bundle of straw or hay
|Verb||1.||parcel - divide into parts; "The developers parceled the land"|
|2.||parcel - cover with strips of canvas; "parcel rope"|
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
|3.||parcel - make into a wrapped container|
pass the parcel (Brit) juego infantil en que los niños van desenvolviendo un paquete haciéndolo pasar de mano en mano
see also part A1
parcel office N → departamento m de paquetes
parcel post N → servicio m de paquetes postales