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Meaning of “parcel” in the English Dictionary

"parcel" in British English

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parcelnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɑː.səl/  us   /ˈpɑːr-/
  • parcel noun [C] (TO SEND)

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

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  • parcel noun [C] (LAND)

mainly US (UK usually plot) an ​area of ​land: a 60-acre parcel
(Definition of parcel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parcel" in American English

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parcelnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɑr·səl/
an ​object or ​collection of ​objectswrapped in ​paper; a ​package: a ​food parcel A parcel of ​land is an ​area of it: a 50-acre parcel on Lake Mead
(Definition of parcel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"parcel" in Business English

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parcelnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɑːsəl/
UK (also package) an ​object or ​collection of ​objectswrapped in ​paper, especially so that it can be ​sent by ​post: There were several parcels waiting for her in the ​postroom.
FINANCE a ​collection of things, for ​exampleinvestments, that are ​sold and ​bought together: The parcel of ​shares is ​worth between €2,000 and €3,000.
PROPERTY, MEASURES a ​unitrepresenting an ​area of ​land that is made up of ​smallerparts, usually acres: A 100-acre parcel in Texas was one of five ​sitesselected for ​development.
(Definition of parcel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parcel”
in Korean 소포…
in Arabic طَرْد…
in Malaysian bungkusan…
in French colis…
in Russian посылка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寄, 包裹,郵包…
in Italian pacco…
in Turkish paket, koli…
in Polish paczka…
in Spanish paquete…
in Vietnamese bưu kiện…
in Portuguese pacote…
in Thai พัสดุ…
in German das Päckchen…
in Catalan paquet…
in Japanese 小包…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寄, 包裹,邮包…
in Indonesian bungkusan…
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