- 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for par for the course
- 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
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Medicine definitions for par for the course
n. pl. pa•ri•a (pä′rē-ə)
Idioms and Phrases with par for the course (1 of 2)
An average or normal amount; just what one might expect. For example, I missed three questions, but that's par for the course. This term comes from golf, where it refers to the number of strokes needed by an expert golfer to finish the entire course. Its figurative use for other kinds of expectation dates from the second half of the 1900s.
Idioms and Phrases with par for the course (2 of 2)
In addition to the idiom beginning with par
- par for the course
- below par
- on a par with
- up to par