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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


  1. Par(n.)

    (Golf) The number of strokes required for a hole or a round played without mistake, two strokes being allowed on each hole for putting. Par represents perfect play, whereas bogey makes allowance on some holes for human frailty. Thus if par for a course is 75, bogey is usually put down, arbitrarily, as 81 or 82. If par for one hole is 5, a bogey is 6, and a score of 7 strokes would be a double bogey.

  2. Origin: [L. par, adj., equal. See Peer an equal.]


  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

  5. Origin: [L. par, adj., equal. See Peer an equal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Par

    pär, n. state of equality: equal value, the norm or standard: state or value of bills, shares, &c. when they sell at exactly the price marked on them—i.e. without premium or discount: equality of condition.—v.t. to fix an equality between.—Par of exchange, the value of coin of one country expressed in that of another.—Above par, at a premium, or at more than the nominal value; At par, at exactly the nominal value; Below par, at a discount, or at less than the nominal value; Nominal par, the value with which a bill or share is marked, or by which it is known. [L. par, equal.]

  2. Par

    pär, n. Same as Parr.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. par

    In ichthyology, the samlet, brannock, or branling. Also, a commercial term of exchange, where the moneys are equalized.

Editors Contribution

  1. Par

    Not feeling up to ones self. Don't feel good, don't have the energy I need. Not feeling like myself today.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

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Anagrams for par »

  1. APR, Apr., apr, ARP, arp, RAP, rap

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of par in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of par in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of par in a Sentence

  1. Sherri Shepard:

    As a Christian, that’s just par for the course.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I was not a big Bush fan. I thought he was not up to par.

  3. Peter De Vries:

    The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.

  4. Rickie Fowler:

    If winds pick up, shooting even par on the course will be nice.

  5. Peter De Vries:

    The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.

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