HOME
SIGN UP LOGIN
https://1828.mshaffer.com
Monday - September 25, 2017

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
- Preface

1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   <3

Search, browse, and study this dictionary to learn more about the early American, Christian language.

1828.mshaffer.comWord [parcel]

0
0
Cite this! Share Definition on Facebook Share Definition on Twitter Simple Definition Word-definition Evolution

parcel

P`ARCEL, n. [L. particula, particle, from pars, part.]

1. A part; a portion of any thing taken separately.

The same experiments succeed on two parcels of the white of an egg.

2. A quantity; any mass.

3. A part belonging to a whole; as in law, one piece of ground is part and parcel of a greater piece.

4. A small bundle or package of goods.

5. A number of persons; on contempt.

6. A number or quantity; in contempt; as a parcel of fair words.

P`ARCEL, v.t. To divide into parts or portions; as, to parcel an estate among heirs.

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.

1. To make up into a mass. [Little used.]

To parcel a seam, in seamen's language, to lay canvas over it and daub it with pitch.




Evolution (or devolution) of this word [parcel]

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

P`ARCEL, n. [L. particula, particle, from pars, part.]

1. A part; a portion of any thing taken separately.

The same experiments succeed on two parcels of the white of an egg.

2. A quantity; any mass.

3. A part belonging to a whole; as in law, one piece of ground is part and parcel of a greater piece.

4. A small bundle or package of goods.

5. A number of persons; on contempt.

6. A number or quantity; in contempt; as a parcel of fair words.

P`ARCEL, v.t. To divide into parts or portions; as, to parcel an estate among heirs.

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.

1. To make up into a mass. [Little used.]

To parcel a seam, in seamen's language, to lay canvas over it and daub it with pitch.


PAR'CEL, n. [Fr. parcelle, contracted probably from L. particula, particle, from pars, part.]

  1. A part; a portion of any thing taken separately. The same experiments succeed on two parcels of the white of an egg. – Arbuthnot.
  2. A quantity; any mass. – Newton.
  3. A part belonging to a whole; as in law, one piece of ground is part and parcel of a greater piece.
  4. A small bundle or package of goods.
  5. A number of persons; in contempt. – Shak.
  6. A number or quantity; in contempt; as, a parcel of fair words. – L'Estrange.

PAR'CEL, v.t.

  1. To divide into parts or portions; as, to parcel an estate among heirs. These ghastly kings would parcel out my power. – Dryden.
  2. To make up into a mass. [Little used.] – Shak. To parcel a seam, in seamen's language, to lay canvas over it and daub it with pitch. – Mar. Dict.

Par"cel
  1. A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.

    [Archaic] "A parcel of her woe." Chaucer.

    Two parcels of the white of an egg. Arbuthnot.

    The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of self-government. J. A. Symonds.

  2. To divide and distribute by parts or portions] -- often with out or into.

    "Their woes are parceled, mine are general." Shak.

    These ghostly kings would parcel out my power. Dryden.

    The broad woodland parceled into farms. Tennyson.

  3. Part or half] in part; partially. Shak. [Sometimes hyphened with the word following.]

    The worthy dame was parcel-blind. Sir W. Scott.

    One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded]. Tennyson.

    Parcel poet, a half poet; a poor poet. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

  4. A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.
  5. To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.

    [R.]

    That mine own servant should
    Parcel the sum of my disgraces by
    Addition of his envy.
    Shak.

  6. An indiscriminate or indefinite number, measure, or quantity; a collection; a group.

    This youthful parcel
    Of noble bachelors stand at my disposing.
    Shak.

  7. To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.

    To parcel a rope (Naut.), to wind strips of tarred canvas tightly arround it. Totten. -- To parcel a seam (Naut.), to cover it with a strip of tarred canvas.

  8. A number or quantity of things put up together; a bundle; a package; a packet.

    'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage. Cowper.

    Bill of parcels. See under 6th Bill. -- Parcel office, an office where parcels are received for keeping or forwarding and delivery. -- Parcel post, that department of the post office concerned with the collection and transmission of parcels. -- Part and parcel. See under Part.

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

Thank you for visiting!

  • Our goal is to try and improve the quality of the digital form of this dictionary being historically true and accurate to the first American dictionary. Read more ...
  • Below you will find three sketches from a talented artist and friend depicting Noah Webster at work. Please tell us what you think.
Divine Study
  • Divine StudyDivine Study
    Divine Study
Window of Reflection
  • Window of ReflectionWindow of Reflection
    Window of Reflection
Enlightening Grace
  • Enlightening GraceEnlightening Grace
    Enlightening Grace

39

388

30

420

42

395
Parcel

P'ARCEL, noun [Latin particula, particle, from pars, part.]

1. A part; a portion of any thing taken separately.

The same experiments succeed on two parcels of the white of an egg.

2. A quantity; any mass.

3. A part belonging to a whole; as in law, one piece of ground is part and parcel of a greater piece.

4. A small bundle or package of goods.

5. A number of persons; on contempt.

6. A number or quantity; in contempt; as a parcel of fair words.

P'ARCEL, verb transitive To divide into parts or portions; as, to parcel an estate among heirs.

These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.

1. To make up into a mass. [Little used.]

To parcel a seam, in seamen's language, to lay canvas over it and daub it with pitch.

Why 1828?

0
2
 


I want to understand the original meaning usage intent of particular words. Thanks.

— David (Hinesville, GA)

Word of the Day

importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

Random Word

phenix

PHE'NIX, n. [L. phoenix, the palm or date tree, and a fowl.]

1. The fowl which is said to exist single, and to rise again from its own ashes.

2. A person of singular distinction.

Noah's 1828 Dictionary

First dictionary of the American Language!

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


Regards,


monte

{x:

Project:: 1828 Reprint










Hard-cover Edition

95

198

Compact Edition

77

46

CD-ROM

58

35

* As a note, I have purchased each of these products. In fact, as we have been developing the Project:: 1828 Reprint, I have purchased several of the bulky hard-cover dictionaries. My opinion is that the 2000-page hard-cover edition is the only good viable solution at this time. The compact edition was a bit disappointing and the CD-ROM as well.



[ + ]
Add Search To Your Site


Our goal is to convert the facsimile dictionary (PDF available: v1 and v2) to reprint it and make it digitally available in several formats.

Overview of Project

  1. Image dissection
  2. Text Emulation
  3. Dictionary Formatting
  4. Digital Applications
  5. Reprint

Please visit our friends:

{ourFriends}

Learn more about U.S. patents:

{ourPatent}

Privacy Policy

We want to provide the best 1828 dictionary service to you. As such, we collect data, allow you to login, and we want your feedback on other features you would like.

For details of our terms of use, please read our privacy policy here.

Page loaded in 0.374 seconds. [1828: 25, T:0]


1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

^ return to top
Back to Top