noun, plural par·tes [pahr-teez] /ˈpɑr tiz/.
- parry channel,
- parry islands,
- parry's disease,
- pars amorpha,
- pars granulosa,
- pars intermedia,
- pars plana,
- pars tympanica
Origin of pars
- 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.
Origin of par1
Examples from the Web for pars
Applying these terms to Coccyzus, pars postica is equivalent to the entire obturator internus of Berger .Variation in the Muscles and Nerves of the Leg in|E. Bruce Holmes
I suppose that I am to know, and 'pars fui' of the conference.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III|Thomas Moore
Syriac Liturgy of St. James, "pars altaris in qu tabula defixa est;" "pars media mens vit."Rites and Ritual|Philip Freeman
The pars interna is the largest of the three heads and covers most of the medial surface of the crus.Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae|William B. Stallcup
We shall consider only the first sections of this pars and in particular Gesner's bibliography of bibliographies.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies|Archer Taylor
- 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
Word Origin for par
"by, for," mid-13c., from Old French par, per, from Latin per (see per).
1620s, "equality," also "value of one currency in terms of another," from Latin par "equal, equal-sized, well-matched," also as a noun, "that which is equal, equality," of unknown origin. Watkins suggests perhaps from PIE root *pere- "to grant, allot," with suggestion of reciprocality (see part (n.)).
Another guess connects it with PIE root *per- "to traffic in, sell" (on notion of "give equal value for"); see pornography. Meaning "average or usual amount" is first attested 1767. Golf usage is first attested 1898. Figurative use of par for the course is from 1928.
n. pl. par•tes (pär′tēz)
n. pl. pa•ri•a (pä′rē-ə)
In addition to the idiom beginning with par
- par for the course
- below par
- on a par with
- up to par