Pará

[ pah-rah ]
/ pɑˈrɑ /

noun

an estuary in N Brazil: an arm of the Amazon. 200 miles (320 km) long; 40 miles (65 km) wide.
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British Dictionary definitions for pará (1 of 4)

Pará

/ (Portuguese paˈra) /

noun

a state of N Brazil, on the Atlantic: mostly dense tropical rainforest Capital: Belém. Pop: 6 453 683 (2002). Area: 1 248 042 sq km (474 896 sq miles)
another name for Belém
an estuary in N Brazil into which flow the Tocantins River and a branch of the Amazon. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for pará (2 of 4)

para

1
/ (ˈpɑːrə) /

noun plural -ras or -ra

a monetary unit of Serbia worth one hundredth of a dinar; formerly a monetary unit of Yugoslavia

Word Origin for para

C17: Serbo-Croat, via Turkish from Persian pārah piece, portion

British Dictionary definitions for pará (3 of 4)

para

2
/ (ˈpærə) /

noun informal

  1. a soldier in an airborne unit
  2. an airborne unit
a paragraph

British Dictionary definitions for pará (4 of 4)

para

3
/ (ˈpɑːrɑː) /

noun plural para

a New Zealand fern, Marattia salicina, with long heavy frondsAlso called: horseshoe fern, king fern

Word Origin for para

Māori
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Medicine definitions for pará

para

[ părə ]

n.

A woman who has given birth to an infant or infants.
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