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par

Noun

1 (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course; "a par-5 hole"; "par for this course is 72"
2 a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best" [syn: equality, equivalence, equation] v : make a score (on a hole) equal to par

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

par usually "par." in American English

Preposition

par
  1. By; with; used frequently in Early English in phrases taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay.

Noun

par
  1. Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.
  2. Equality of condition or circumstances.
  3. The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.
    He needs to make this shot for par.
  4. Young salmon (also spelled parr)

Verb

  1. transitive golf To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.
    He will need to par every hole in order to win this game.

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • [pɛar]

Noun

par

Declension

French

Pronunciation

Preposition

par

Derived terms

Noun

par
  1. par

Hindi

Postposition

par
  1. common transliteration of पर meaning on, at, etc.

Icelandic

Etymology 1

From par#Middle Low German, from par.

Noun

par
  1. pair
  2. a couple, two people who are dating

Etymology 2

From par.

Noun

par

Kurdish

Noun

  1. share, part

Noun

  1. last year

Adverb

  1. last year

Latin

Adjective

  1. equal
  2. like
  3. suitable

Inflection

Third declension, variation of one ending (3:1E).

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Noun

par, (plural: pares)
  1. A pair.
  2. A couple.
  3. par.

Adjective

par, (plural: pares)
  1. (number) even.

Romanian

Etymology

From palus.

Noun

  1. stake

Spanish

Noun

  1. pair

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

par

Tamil

Noun

par
  1. meaning 'world' in English, உலகம் in Tamil.

Verb

par
  1. பார், 'see' in English, pronounced 'paar'.

Extensive Definition

Par may refer to:
in computing:
in culture:
  • Par contract, a bridge contract that results from optimal bidding by both sides and which neither side could improve by further bidding
  • Par (golf scoring format), scoring format for golf used as an alternative to Stableford and stroke play
  • "Par Lenor", character played by Max Grodénchik in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "The Perfect Mate" and "Captain's Holiday"
  • Par-T-One, Italian electroclash band led by Sergione Casu and Andrea Pareo
  • Par (score), classification measure of each hole on a golf course that reflects the distance between the tee and green
  • Par., an abbreviation of the Paralipomenon
in geography
in economics and organisations
in science and technology
par in German: PAR
par in Spanish: PAR
par in Esperanto: PAR
par in French: PAR
par in Italian: PAR
par in Dutch: Par
par in Japanese: PAR
par in Norwegian: Par
par in Polish: Par
par in Swedish: Par

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alike, asking price, at par, au pair, average, balance, bearish prices, bid price, book value, bullish prices, call price, center, closing price, coequality, coextension, commensurate, correspondence, decline, drawn, equal, equality, equalized, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, even, even stephen, evenness, face value, fifty-fifty, fixed price, flash price, flurry, flutter, generality, golden mean, half-and-half, happy medium, high, identity, issue par, issue price, juste-milieu, justice, knotted, level, levelness, like, likeness, low, market price, market value, mean, median, mediocrity, medium, middle, middle course, middle ground, middle point, middle position, middle state, middle-of-the-road, midpoint, nip and tuck, nominal value, norm, normal, offering price, on a footing, on a level, on a par, on even ground, opening price, par value, parallelism, parity, poise, price, proportion, proportionate, put price, quits, quotation, quoted price, rally, rule, run, sameness, settling price, square, stalemated, standard, stated value, swings, symmetry, tied, via media
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