What is Part and parcel?
Part and parcel definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together.
an essential or integral attribute or quality: a sense of humor is part of a healthy personality.
a section or division of a literary work.
a portion, member, or organ of an animal body.
any of a number of more or less equal quantities that compose a whole or into which a whole is divided: Use two parts sugar to one part cocoa.
an allotted portion; share.
Usually parts. a region, quarter, or district: a journey to foreign parts.a quality or attribute establishing the possessor as a person of importance or superior worth: Being both a diplomat and a successful businesswoman, she is widely regarded as a woman of parts.
either of the opposing sides in a contest, question, agreement, etc.
the dividing line formed in separating the hair of the head and combing it in different directions.
a constituent piece of a machine or tool either included at the time of manufacture or set in place as a replacement for the original piece.
Music. the written or printed matter extracted from the score that a single performer or section uses in the performance of concerted music: a horn part.a section or division of a composition: the allegro part of the first movement.
participation, interest, or concern in something; role: The neighbors must have had some part in planning the surprise party.
a person’s share in or contribution to some action; duty, function, or office: You must do your part if we’re to finish by tonight.
a character or role acted in a play or sustained in real life.
verb (used with object)
to divide (a thing) into parts; break; cleave; divide.
to comb (the hair) away from a dividing line.
to divide into shares; distribute in parts; apportion.
to put or keep apart; separate: They parted the calves from the herd.
Metallurgy. to separate (silver) from gold in refining.to cut (one part) away from a piece, as an end from a billet.to keep the surface of (a casting) separate from the sand of the mold.
Obsolete. to leave.
verb (used without object)
to be or become divided into parts; break or cleave: The oil tanker parted amidships.
to go or come apart; separate, as two or more things.
to go apart from or leave one another, as persons: We’ll part no more.
to be or become separated from something else (usually followed by from).
Nautical. to break or become torn apart, as a cable.