What does para mean?

Definitions for paraˈpær ə; ˈpær i

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

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


  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

  2. Origin: [Turk., fr. Per. prah a piece.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Para

    pa-rä′, n. a coin of copper, silver, or mixed metal in use in Turkey and Egypt, the 40th part of a piastre, and worth about 118th of a penny in Turkey and 116th in Egypt.

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.

Suggested Resources

  1. PARA

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for para »

  1. AARP, apar


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of para in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of para in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Usted debe aprender de los errores de los demás, porque no se puede vivir lo suficiente para hacerlos por sí mismo.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Si su novio piensa que Coca-Cola Light o pepsi de dieta es la dieta equilibrada para su desayuno, estás saliendo con un hijo varón.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La vida se mueve muy rápido, y la única manera para que se moviera sobre debe ser nada más que hacia arriba y adelante. La vie continuar!

  4. Greg Morris:

    We are continuing also with the expansion of our export terminal ... in Barcarena (in Para state), which will raise capacity to 6 million tonnes annually.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    En mi opinión, existe una mujer maravilla dentro de una mujer en todo momento, que está surgiendo con más frecuencia para mantener nuestra calidad de vida y avanzar en nuestra sociedad.

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