verb (used with object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), par·ried, par·ry·ing.
noun, plural par·ries.
- parry channel,
- parry islands,
- parry's disease,
- pars amorpha
Origin of parry
Examples from the Web for parry
Critics like Parry Aftab argue that these sites are essentially conduits for bullying.
The Falklands gets mentioned on page three; there is music by Elgar (of course) and Parry.
Parry acknowledged that the Krim tragedy has provoked anxiety among parents.The Stranger Inside Your House: Terrified by the Alleged Killer Nanny|Paula Froelich|October 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Think like a fencer: parry on Medicare; lunge at the stimulus.
“There needs to be long-term investment and a comprehensive plan for creating sustainable economic viability,” says Parry.
Before the intruder could strike she had seized her oar and was prepared to parry the blow.The Phantom Violin|Roy J. Snell
The doctors were not alarmed, and told Parry that Byron would certainly recover.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
You must watch, too, my boy—good fencing masters—and learn how to parry and thrust.The King's Esquires|George Manville Fenn
I can parry off the one; I cannot help feeling the burning rays of the other.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.|Charles James Lever
We all laughed, though Parry, who loved fair play, could not help protesting.The Meaning of Good--A Dialogue|G. Lowes Dickinson
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for parry
1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer "ward off," from Italian parare "to ward or defend a blow" (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.