parcel-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a wrapped package or container

Commentary: PARCEL[+entity][+artifact][+package][+wrapped]

Could you take these parcels to the post office and mail them for me?
Do not carry parcels for people you don't know.
Wrap the fish and vegetables in foil and then place these parcels directly on the grill.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: an allotment or collection of something

Commentary: PARCEL[+quantity][+portion][+allotment]

John is buying several parcels of preferred stock in that biotech firm.
The story was nothing but a parcel of lies.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a unit of land, piece of undeveloped real estate

Commentary: PARCEL[+location][+physical][+area][+demarcated][+land] [+quantity][+unit][+land]

This parcel is zoned for three single-family houses.
The real estate developer bought several parcels on the outskirts of town.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3