[ puh-ree-uh; Spanish pah-ree-ah ]

  1. Gulf of, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between the island of Trinidad and the NE coast of Venezuela.

Words Nearby Paria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Paria in a sentence

  • If a Hindoo happens to touch a Paria as he is passing, he thinks himself defiled, and is obliged to bathe immediately.

  • He reached the Gulf of Paria and built a fort, intending thence to push his exploration.

    The Spanish Pioneers | Charles F. Lummis
  • It was that season, however, when the rivers which empty themselves into the Gulf of Paria are swollen by rains.

    Notable Voyagers | W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
  • In December 1498 the news arrived of the discovery of Paria.

  • His discovery consisted of 200 leagues of coast to the west of Paria.