[ par-ee ]
/ ˈpær i /
Milman,1902–35, U.S. classical scholar and philologist.
William Edward,1790–1855, English arctic explorer.
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British Dictionary definitions for milman parry (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpærɪ) /
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
to ward off (an attack) by blocking or deflecting, as in fencing
(tr) to evade (questions), esp adroitly
noun plural -ries
an act of parrying, esp (in fencing) using a stroke or circular motion of the blade
a skilful evasion, as of a question
Word Origin for parry
C17: from French parer to ward off, from Latin parāre to prepare
British Dictionary definitions for milman parry (2 of 2)
/ (ˈpærɪ) /
Sir (Charles) Hubert (Hastings). 1848–1918, English composer, noted esp for his choral works
Sir William Edward. 1790–1855, English arctic explorer, who searched for the Northwest Passage (1819–25) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1827)
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