Definitions for PARpɑr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

parpɑr(n.; adj.; v.)parred, par•ring.

  1. (n.)an equality in value or standing; a level of equality:

    gains on a par with losses.

  2. an average or normal amount, degree, condition, etc.:

    to feel below par.

  3. the number of golf strokes set as a standard for a specific hole or a complete course.

    Category: Sport

  4. the value of the monetary unit of one country in terms of that of another, based on the same metal. the face value, original price, or principal of a note, stock, or bond.

    Category: Business

  5. (adj.)average or normal.

  6. (v.t.)Golf. to equal par on (a hole or course).

Idioms for par:

  1. par for the course,exactly what one might expect; typical.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of par:

1615–25; < L: equal


  1. var. of para-1 before a vowel:


    Category: Affix


  1. paragraph.

  2. parallel.

  3. parenthesis.

  4. parish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. par(noun)

    (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course

    "a par-5 hole"; "par for this course is 72"

  2. equality, equivalence, equation, par(verb)

    a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

    "on a par with the best"

  3. par(verb)

    make a score (on a hole) equal to par

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. par(noun)ɑr

    the standard sb or sth usually reaches or is expected to reach


  1. par(Noun)

    Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

  2. par(Noun)

    Equality of condition or circumstances.

  3. par(Noun)

    The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.

    He needs to make this shot for par.

  4. par(Noun)

    A hole in which a player achieves par

  5. par(Noun)

    Young salmon

  6. par(Verb)

    To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.

    He will need to par every hole in order to win this game.

  7. par(Preposition)

    By; with.

  8. Par(ProperNoun)

    the name of a town and beach near St Austell in Cornwall

Webster Dictionary

  1. Par(noun)

    see Parr

  2. Par

    by; with; -- used frequently in Early English in phrases taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay

  3. Par(noun)

    equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper

  4. Par(noun)

    equality of condition or circumstances


  1. Par

    Par is a town and fishing port with a harbour on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The town is situated in the civil parish of Tywardreath and Par, although West Par and the docks lies in the St Blaise parish. Par is approximately 3.5 miles east of St Austell. Par has a population of around 1,400. Par Harbour and the beach at Par Sands are south of the town with another small beach is at Spit Point west of the harbour. Between these two beaches the South West Coast Path takes an inland diversion through the town. Par lies in a triangle of streets which form a one-way traffic system. There are a variety of shops, a post office, a pub and other businesses.

Translations for PAR

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the normal level, standard, value etc.

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