What does Parry mean?

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ˈpær iPar·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parrynoun

    (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword

  2. counterpunch, parry, counterverb

    a return punch (especially by a boxer)

  3. parry, block, deflectverb

    impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)

    "block an attack"

  4. hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepverb

    avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

    "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"

Wiktionary

  1. parrynoun

    A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.

    Etymology: Probably representing French parez, imperative of parer.

  2. parrynoun

    A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.

    Etymology: Probably representing French parez, imperative of parer.

  3. parryverb

    To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack).

    Etymology: Probably representing French parez, imperative of parer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parryverb

    to ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm

    Etymology: [F. par, p. p. of parer. See Pare, v. t.]

  2. Parryverb

    to avoid; to shift or put off; to evade

    Etymology: [F. par, p. p. of parer. See Pare, v. t.]

  3. Parryverb

    to ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc

    Etymology: [F. par, p. p. of parer. See Pare, v. t.]

  4. Parrynoun

    a warding off of a thrust or blow, as in sword and bayonet exercises or in boxing; hence, figuratively, a defensive movement in debate or other intellectual encounter

    Etymology: [F. par, p. p. of parer. See Pare, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. PARRY

    PARRY was an early example of a chatterbot, implemented in 1972 by psychiatrist Kenneth Colby.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parry

    par′i, v.t. to ward or keep off: to turn aside: to avoid:—pa.t. and pa.p. parr′ied.n. a turning aside of a blow or a thrust: a defensive movement of any kind. [Fr. parer—L. parāre, to prepare, in Low L. to keep off.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. parry

    To ward off; to stop or to put or turn off; to prevent; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or the like, or anything that means or threatens harm.

  2. parry

    A defensive movement in sword and bayonet exercises; also a command; as, tierce parry, quarte parry, etc.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Parry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Parry in a Sentence

  1. Lincoln Chafee:

    That comes with the territory, to be able to spar and parry. But the main thing is to be able to share your vision.

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