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English noun: parcel

1. parcel (artifact) a wrapped container


Broader (hypernym)container

Narrower (hyponym)bundle, pack, packet, sheaf

2. parcel (act) the allotment of some amount by dividing something

SamplesDeath gets more than its share of attention from theologians.

Synonymsportion, share

Broader (hypernym)allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling

3. parcel (location) an extended area of land

Synonymsparcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Narrower (hyponym)athletic field, baseball diamond, battlefield, battleground, breeding ground, center, center field, centerfield, clearing, common, commons, desert, diamond, fairground, fairway, field, field, field, field of battle, field of fire, field of honor, glade, grassland, green, grounds, industrial park, infield, land site, left, left field, leftfield, lot, midway, mine field, minefield, mud flat, oasis, outfield, parade ground, park, park, parkland, patch, picnic area, picnic ground, playing area, playing field, plot, plot of ground, plot of land, public square, railway yard, railyard, range, right, right field, rightfield, sector, short, site, square, subdivision, terrain, toll plaza, yard, yard, yard

4. parcel (group) a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Synonymsbundle, package, packet

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)wisp

English verb: parcel

1. parcel (social) divide into parts

SamplesThe developers parceled the land.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

2. parcel (contact) cover with strips of canvas

SamplesParcel rope.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

3. parcel (contact) make into a wrapped container

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)wrap, wrap up

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