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Plot vs. Parcel

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Plotnoun

(authorship) The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

Parcelnoun

A package wrapped for shipment.

‘I saw a brown paper parcel on my doorstep.’;

Plotnoun

An area or land used for building on or planting on.

Parcelnoun

An individual consignment of cargo for shipment, regardless of size and form.

Plotnoun

A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.

Parcelnoun

A division of land bought and sold as a unit.

‘I own a small parcel of land between the refinery and the fish cannery.’;

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Plotnoun

A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable.

‘The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.’; ‘The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.’;

Parcelnoun

(obsolete) A group of birds.

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Parcelnoun

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

Plotnoun

Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

Parcelnoun

A small amount of food that has been wrapped up, for example a pastry.

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Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Parcelnoun

A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.

‘A certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.’;

Plotverb

(transitive) To conceive (a crime, etc).

‘They had plotted a robbery.’;

Parcelverb

To wrap something up into the form of a package.

Plotverb

(transitive) To trace out (a graph or diagram).

‘They plotted the number of edits per day.’;

Parcelverb

To wrap a strip around the end of a rope.

‘Worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way.’;

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Plotverb

(transitive) To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

‘Every five minutes they plotted their position.’;

Parcelverb

To divide and distribute by parts or portions; often with out or into.

Plotverb

(intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

‘They were plotting against the king.’;

Parcelverb

To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.

Plotnoun

A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.

Parceladverb

(obsolete) Part or half; in part; partially.

Plotnoun

A plantation laid out.

Parcelnoun

A portion of anything taken separately; a fragment of a whole; a part.

‘Two parcels of the white of an egg.’; ‘The parcels of the nation adopted different forms of self-government.’;

Plotnoun

A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.

Parcelnoun

A part; a portion; a piece; as, a certain piece of land is part and parcel of another piece.

Plotnoun

Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.

‘I have overheard a plot of death.’; ‘O, think what anxious moments pass betweenThe birth of plots and their last fatal periods!’;

Parcelnoun

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

‘This youthful parcelOf noble bachelors stand at my disposing.’;

Plotnoun

A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

‘And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.’;

Parcelnoun

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

‘'Tis like a parcel sent you by the stage.’;

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Parcelverb

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

‘These ghostly kings would parcel out my power.’; ‘The broad woodland parceled into farms.’;

Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Parcelverb

To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.

‘That mine own servant shouldParcel the sum of my disgraces byAddition of his envy.’;

Plotnoun

In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

‘If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as springs from the subject, then the winding up of the plot must be a probable consequence of all that went before.’;

Parcelverb

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

Plotverb

To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.

‘This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.’;

Parceladjective

Part or half; in part; partially.

‘The worthy dame was parcel-blind.’; ‘One that . . . was parcel-bearded [partially bearded].’;

Plotverb

To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.

‘The wicked plotteth against the just.’;

Parcelnoun

a wrapped container

Plotverb

To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.

‘The prince did plot to be secretly gone.’;

Parcelnoun

the result of parcelling out or sharing;

‘death gets more than its share of attention from theologicans’;

Plotverb

To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.

Parcelnoun

an extended area of land

Plotnoun

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);

‘they concocted a plot to discredit the governor’; ‘I saw through his little game from the start’;

Parcelnoun

a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

Plotnoun

a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;

‘a bean plot’; ‘a cabbage patch’; ‘a briar patch’;

Parcelverb

divide into parts;

‘The developers parceled the land’;

Plotnoun

the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.;

‘the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal’;

Parcelverb

cover with strips of canvas;

‘parcel rope’;

Plotnoun

a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

Parcelverb

make into a wrapped container

Plotverb

plan secretly, usually something illegal;

‘They plotted the overthrow fo the government’;

Parcelnoun

an object or collection of objects wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by post

‘a brown paper parcel’; ‘a parcel bomb’; ‘the lorry was carrying a large number of Royal Mail parcels’;

Plotverb

make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed

Parcelnoun

a quantity or amount of something, especially as dealt with in one commercial transaction

‘a parcel of shares’;

Plotverb

make a plat of;

‘Plat the town’;

Parcelnoun

a piece of land, especially one considered as part of an estate

‘she decided to divide her property into three parcels and invite sealed bids’;

Plotnoun

a plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful

‘there's a plot to overthrow the government’;

Parcelnoun

a group of people of a specified sort

‘a parcel of rogues’;

Plotnoun

the main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence

‘the plot consists almost entirely of a man and woman falling in love’; ‘he outlined his idea for a movie plot’;

Parcelnoun

a portion of a larger body of air or other fluid considered as a discrete element

‘an inversion forms a barrier to a rising parcel of air’;

Plotnoun

a small piece of ground marked out for a purpose such as building or gardening

‘a vegetable plot’;

Parcelverb

make (something) into a parcel by wrapping it

‘he parcelled up the goods and sent them back’;

Plotnoun

a graph showing the relation between two variables.

Parcelverb

divide into portions and then distribute

‘the farmers argue that parcelling out commercial farmland in small plots will reduce productivity’;

Plotnoun

a diagram, chart, or map.

Parcelverb

wrap (rope) with strips of tarred canvas, before binding it with yarn as part of a traditional technique to reduce chafing.

Plotverb

secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action)

‘the two men are serving sentences for plotting a bomb campaign’; ‘brother plots against brother’;

Plotverb

devise the sequence of events in (a play, novel, film, or similar work)

‘in a crime story you have to plot carefully to achieve the surprise at the end’; ‘she would plot a chapter as she drove’;

Plotverb

mark (a route or position) on a chart

‘he started to plot lines of ancient sites’;

Plotverb

mark out or allocate (points) on a graph

‘the dependent variable's points are plotted on the Y axis’;

Plotverb

make (a curve) by marking out a number of points on a graph

‘a cooling curve is plotted and the freezing point determined’;

Plotverb

illustrate by use of a graph

‘it is possible to plot fairly closely the rate at which recruitment of girls increased’;

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