par

1
[ pahr ]
/ pɑr /

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 for par

    par for the course, exactly what one might expect; typical: They were late again, but that's par for the course.

Origin of par

1
First recorded in 1615–25, par is from the Latin word pār equal

Definition for par (2 of 4)

par2
[ pahr ]
/ pɑr /

adjective Insurance.

of or relating to participating insurance.

Origin of par

2
shortening of participating

Definition for par (3 of 4)

par-

variant of para-1 before a vowel: parenchyma.

Definition for par (4 of 4)

par.

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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Medical definitions for par

par
[ pär ]

n. pl. pa•ri•a (rē-ə)

A pair; specifically, a pair of cranial nerves.
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Idioms and Phrases with par

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