Definitions for paraˈpær ə; ˈpær i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pa•ra*pɑˈrɑ, ˈpɑr ɑ(n.)(pl.)

  1. a monetary unit of Yugoslavia, equal to 1/100 of a dinar.

    Category: Numismatics

* -ras, -ra..

Origin of para:

1680–90; < Turkish < Pers pāra lit., piece

par•aˈpær ə(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or occupying two positions (1, 4) in the benzene ring that are separated by two carbon atoms.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: Abbr.: p- 6; Compare ortho , 1 meta . 1 2

par•a*ˈpær ə(n.)(pl.)par•as.

  1. paraprofessional.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  2. paratrooper.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

* Informal..

par•aˈpær ə; ˈpær i(n.)(pl.)par•as, par•ae

  1. Category: Medicine

    Ref: Also called parity. 2

  2. the woman herself.

    Category: Medicine

    Ref: Compare gravida. 2

Origin of para:

1880–85; extracted from primipara , multipara , etc.

Pa•rápəˈrɑ(n.)

  1. a state in N Brazil. 5,522,783; 481,869 sq. mi. (1,248,042 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Belém.

  2. a river in N Brazil: the S estuary of the Amazon. 200 mi. (320 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. Ref: Pará rubber.

Para.

  1. Paraguay.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parity, para(noun)

    (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

    "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"

  2. para(noun)

    100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia

  3. paratrooper, para(noun)

    a soldier in the paratroops

  4. Para, Para River(noun)

    an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows

  5. Belem, Para, Feliz Lusitania, Santa Maria de Belem, St. Mary of Bethlehem(noun)

    port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin

Wiktionary

  1. para(Noun)

    Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.

  2. para(Noun)

    A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.

  3. para(Noun)

    A paragraph.

  4. para(Noun)

    A paratrooper.

  5. para(Adjective)

    very drunk

Webster Dictionary

  1. Para(noun)

    a piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent

Freebase

  1. Para

    The para was a former currency of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Montenegro, Albania and Yugoslavia and is the current subunit, although rarely used, of the Serbian dinar. As a former Ottoman and Turkish currency, it was 1/40th of a kuruş or, earlier, 3 akçe, which was, in turn, 1/100th of a Turkish lira. The modern Turkish lira is only divided into kuruş. In Serbia, the para has been the subunit of the dinar since the 19th century. The Montenegrin perper was subdivided into 100 pare during its brief existence between 1906 and 1918. In Albania, the para was used as a currency before the introduction of the Albanian lek in 1926. In Albanian, Greek, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish, para or its plural παράδες, pari, pare, parale, paraja or paralar is a generic term for "money".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pará

    a Brazilian port at the mouth of the Guama, on the E. shore of the Pará estuary, is a compact, regularly-built, thriving town, with whitewashed buildings, blue and white tiled roofs, tree-shaded streets, tram-cars, telephones, theatre, and cathedral; it is the emporium of the Amazon trade, exporting india-rubber and cacao, and sending foreign goods into the interior; though hot, it is healthy.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'para' in Nouns Frequency: #2967


Translations for para

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

shelf(noun)

a board for laying things on

There are shelves on the kitchen walls.

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