Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “parcel”

parcel

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑː.səl/ us    /ˈpɑːr-/

parcel noun [C] (TO SEND)

B1 mainly UK (US usually package) an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper, especially so that it can be sent by post: a food parcel The parcel was wrapped in plain brown paper.The postal system

parcel noun [C] (LAND)

mainly US (UK usually plot) an area of land: a 60-acre parcelAreas of land in generalSpace - general words
(Definition of parcel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of parcel?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Separating and dividing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “parcel” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More