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par

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[ pahr ]
/ pɑr /
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noun
adjective
average or normal.
Finance. at or pertaining to par: the par value of a bond.
verb (used with object), parred, par·ring.
Golf. to equal par on (a hole or course).
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Idioms about par

    at par, Finance. (of a share) purchasable at issue par or nominal par.
    par for the course, exactly what one might expect; predictable; typical: They were late again, but that's par for the course.

Origin of par

1
First recorded in 1600–10; from Latin pār “matching, equal”

Other definitions for par (2 of 4)

par2
[ pahr ]
/ pɑr /

adjective Insurance.
of or relating to participating insurance.

Origin of par

2
Shortening of participating

Other definitions for par (3 of 4)

par-

variant of para-1 before a vowel: parenchyma.

Other definitions for par (4 of 4)

par.

abbreviation
paragraph.
parallel.
parenthesis.
parish.
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British Dictionary definitions for par (1 of 4)

par
/ (pɑː) /

noun
adjective
average or normal
(usually prenominal) commerce of or relating to parpar value

Word Origin for par

C17: from Latin pār equal, on a level; see peer 1

British Dictionary definitions for par (2 of 4)

par-

prefix
a variant of para- 1

British Dictionary definitions for par (3 of 4)

par.

abbreviation for
paragraph
parenthesis
parish

British Dictionary definitions for par (4 of 4)

Par.

abbreviation for
Paraguay
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