Parry

[ par-ee ]
/ ˈpær i /

noun

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)

parry
/ (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)

Parry
/ (ˈpærɪ) /

noun

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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