- 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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Example sentences from the Web for par
The amount of work to bring your page experience up to par will depend on the amount of investment that has already been poured into it.What to evaluate ahead of Google’s Page Experience update|George Nguyen|November 18, 2020|Search Engine Land
Transfer the cooled pie filling to the par-baked crust and place in the oven.Decorate this caramel apple pie with festive, buttery pastry cutouts|Erin Jeanne McDowell|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
His best Masters finish came just last year, when he closed with 68 to tie for second behind Woods, and he has been at par or better in 13 of his past 16 rounds at Augusta.Who can win the Masters, who can but won’t and who to pick in your pool|Barry Svrluga|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
In other words, a 4-point polling error is somewhat par for the course, although maybe you could call it a bogey.The Polls Weren’t Great. But That’s Pretty Normal.|Nate Silver (email@example.com)|November 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
As with DeChambeau, if he can figure out Augusta’s greens and avoid another bad start — Thomas has shot over par in the first round in all four appearances — he could challenge.Masters picks: The best bets to put on the green jacket|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
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
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Medical 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