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parcel

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːrsəl; ˈpɑːsəl/

Translation of parcel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (package) (British English/inglés británico) paquete (masculine) a parcel of books un paquete de libros to do sth up in a parcel hacer* un paquete con algo pass the parcel[ juego infantil que consiste en desenvolver poco a poco un paquete haciéndolo circular de mano en mano ] they seem to be playing pass the parcel in the ministry parece ser que en el ministerio se están pasando la bola los unos a los otros parcels office departamento (masculine) de paquetes postales, oficina (feminine) or sección (feminine) de encomiendas (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • Viewers on either side of the world now share knowledge of these soft white papers, delicately wrapped parcels and small metal plates, the same shape as calling cards and full of curious codes.
    • We have also heard from people who used the post office to send parcels and things, so we are determined to have one in the village.
    • They found Tom Fisher standing there holding a large parcel wrapped in brown paper.
  • 2 (of land) parcela (feminine) part 1 1 2
    Example sentences
    • Holdouts are dealt with by real estate developers assembling parcels of land in a variety of ways.
    • At Wild Turkey, which opened in June, Rulewich had to piece together several distinct parcels of land into one seamless golf course.
    • The legal estate of two separate parcels of land at Baydon Farm amounting to some 184 acres and some 108 acres vested in Major Stibbard prior to his death.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

Phrasal verbs

parcel out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
dividir, repartir; [land] parcelar, dividir en parcelas

Definition of parcel in:

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