What does per mean?

Definitions for perpɜr; unstressed pər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word per.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Per

    through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words

  2. Origin: [L. Cf. Far, For-, Pardon, and cf. Par, prep.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Per

    pėr, prep. through, by means of, according to.—Per annum, year by year: for each year; Per capita, by heads, implying equal rights to two or more persons; Per cent., per hundred; Per contra, on the contrary: as a set-off; Per diem, every day: day by day; Per mensem, monthly: by the month; Per saltum, at a single leap: all at once; Per se, by himself, &c.: essentially.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'per' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #728

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'per' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1045

Anagrams for per »

  1. ERP, pre, Rep, rep, RPE

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of per in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of per in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Benchley:

    The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I'm taking price per square foot and price per square, you know, per mile, and it's a very simple calculation.

  3. Mamadou Hachim Koumare:

    This will allow us to have 100 km per hour passenger trains and freight trains of 80 km per hour. Today passenger trains are not even doing 20 km per hour.

  4. Manager Joseph Sicat:

    We pay our regular dancers 400 pesos ($9) per day during the off-season. During the Chinese New Year week they usually get as much as 1,000 pesos ($23) per day.

  5. Christine Owens:

    An employee working 34 hours per week at $10 per hour still earns less than $18,000 per year and cannot meet her family's basic needs on Wal-Mart's wages alone, even in states with low costs of living.

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