- the legally established value of the monetary unit of one country in terms of that of another using the same metal as a standard of value.
- the state of the shares of any business, undertaking, loan, etc., when they may be purchased at the original price (issue par) or at their face value (nominal par).
verb (used with object), parred, par·ring.
Origin of par1
Definition for par (2 of 4)
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Examples from the Web for par
There are only 175 countries on that list, which puts Russia on a par with Lebanon and Nigeria.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.|Anna Nemtsova|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The city is incredibly violent for its size, on par with metropolises that dwarf the town.
A life-sized poster of Par Gyi greeted guests at the entrance.Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives|Joshua Carroll|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These things are absolutely deplorable, but they were par for the course for some of the more dedicated “Gamers” in the community.Death of ‘Gamer’ Identity: How Hardcore Trolls Pwned Themselves|Alec Kubas-Meyer|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The idea of a soap being advertised as gluten-free struck me as ludicrous—roughly on par with a shampoo proclaiming to be low fat.Celiac or Not, Gluten Free Dish Soap Is Ridiculous|Russell Saunders|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Histoire des triumvirats augmentée de l'histoire d'Auguste, par Larry.A Manual of Ancient History|A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
Its shape is exactly the same as a lead probe figured by Par for the insertion of the apolinose.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times|John Stewart Milne
Should redemption take place at par, and at once, the credit of the United States could not fail to be strengthened.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
The squad being in line is dismissed by the commands and methods prescribed in par.
The ventures were profitable generally, and the stock was maintained at its par value.The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South|Broadus Mitchell
British Dictionary definitions for par (1 of 4)
- See par value
- the condition of equality between the current market value of a share, bond, etc, and its face value (the nominal par). This equality is indicated by at par, while above (or below) par indicates that the market value is above (or below) face value
Word Origin for par
British Dictionary definitions for par (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for par (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for par (4 of 4)
Medicine definitions for par
n. pl. pa•ri•a (pä′rē-ə)
Idioms and Phrases with par
In addition to the idiom beginning with par
- par for the course
- below par
- on a par with
- up to par