Definition of parcel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


; ˈpɑːrsl
1 (especially British English) (North American English usually package) something that is wrapped in paper or put into a thick envelope so that it can be sent by mail, carried easily, or given as a presentThere's a parcel and some letters for you.She was carrying a parcel of books under her arm.The prisoners were allowed food parcels.2 a piece of land50 five-acre parcels have already been sold.3 (especially British English) a small amount of food that is wrapped in something, usually pastry, before it is cookedfilo pastry parcelscheese and spinach parcelsFold up the pastry to form a parcel.
part and parcel of something at part n.