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Definitions and meaning of par

par

Etymology 1

Abbreviations

Noun

par

  1. Abbreviation of paragraph.
  2. Abbreviation of parenthesis.
  3. Abbreviation of parish.

Adjective

par

  1. Abbreviation of parallel.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French par (through, by), from Latin per (through). Doublet of per.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɑː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɑɹ/, [pʰɑɹ], [pʰɑ˞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Preposition

par

  1. By; with.
Usage notes
  • Used frequently in Middle English in phrases taken from 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.

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin pār (equal).

Noun

par (plural pars)

  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. (golf, mostly uncountable) The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.
  4. (golf, countable) A hole in which a player achieves par.
  5. (Britain) An amount which is taken as an average or mean.
Derived terms

Verb

par (third-person singular simple present pars, present participle parring, simple past and past participle parred)

  1. (transitive, golf) To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.

Etymology 4

Noun

par (plural pars)

  1. Alternative form of parr (young salmon)

Anagrams

  • APR, ARP, Apr, Apr., Arp, PRA, RAP, RPA, Rap, apr, arp, rap

Ambonese Malay

Preposition

par

  1. for

Aromanian

Etymology 1

From Latin pāreō. Compare Daco-Romanian părea, par.

Alternative forms

  • paru, ampar, apar, aparu

Verb

par (past participle pãrutã)

  1. I seem, appear.
Derived terms
  • pãreari / pãreare
  • pãrut
See also
  • undzescu

Etymology 2

From Latin pālus. Compare Daco-Romanian par.

Alternative forms

  • paru

Noun

par

  1. stake
Related terms
  • mpar

Chavacano

Etymology

From Spanish par (pair).

Noun

par

  1. pair

Danish

Etymology 1

From late Old Norse par, from Middle Low German par, from Latin pār.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /par/, [pʰɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ar

Noun

par n (singular definite parret, plural indefinite par)

  1. pair
  2. couple
Inflection

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English par.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paːr/, [pʰɑː]

Noun

par c

  1. (golf) par (the allotted number of strokes to reach the hole)

Etymology 3

See parre.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paːr/, [pʰɑːˀ]

Verb

par

  1. imperative of parre

Faroese

Etymology

From late Old Norse par, from Middle Low German par, from Latin pār.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʰɛaːɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛaːɹ

Noun

par n (genitive singular pars, plural pør)

  1. pair

Declension


French

Etymology

From Middle French par, from Old French par, from Latin per, from Proto-Indo-European *peri.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paʁ/
  • Homophones: pars, part
  • Rhymes: -aʁ

Preposition

par

  1. through
  2. by (used to introduce a means; used to introduce an agent in a passive construction))
  3. over (used to express direction)
  4. from (used to describe the origin of something, especially a view or movement)
  5. around, round (inside of)
  6. on (situated on, used in certain phrases)
  7. on, at, in (used to denote a time when something occurs)
  8. in
  9. per, a, an
  10. out of (used to describe the reason for something)
  11. for

Derived terms

  • de par
  • par ici
  • par là

Descendants

  • English: par

Noun

par m (plural pars)

  1. (golf) par

Further reading

  • “par” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • rap

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin per.

Preposition

par

  1. for
  2. through
  3. by

Gabrielino-Fernandeño

Alternative forms

  • paar /paːr/, pa'r
  • paara'

Etymology

From Proto-Uto-Aztecan *pa.

Noun

par

  1. water

References

  • Kroeber, Shoshonean Dialects of California, in University of California Publications: American archaeology and ethnology, volume 4, page 81
  • HG

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pʰaːr/
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German par, from Latin pār (equal).

Noun

par n (genitive singular pars, nominative plural pör)

  1. pair
  2. a couple, two people who are dating
  3. (poker) pair
Declension
Synonyms
  • (pair): tvenna

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English par.

Noun

par n (genitive singular pars, no plural)

  1. (golf) par
Declension

Indo-Portuguese

Etymology

From Portuguese para, from Old Portuguese pera, from Latin per (through) + ad (to).

Preposition

par

  1. (Diu) to (indicates indirect object)
    • 1883, Hugo Schuchardt, Kreolische Studien, volume 3:
      Já fallou par su pai aquêl mais piquin, []
      The youngest one told (literally: said to) his father []
  2. (Diu) for (indicates subject of an infinitive)
    • 1883, Hugo Schuchardt, Kreolische Studien, volume 3:
      Trasê tamêm um vaquinh bem gord e matá par nós comê e par nós regalá:
      Bring also a small and very fat cow and kill (it) for us to eat and for us to regale ourselves:

Istriot

Etymology

From Latin per.

Preposition

par

  1. for
  2. through

Kaqchikel

Etymology

From Proto-Mayan *pahay.

Noun

par

  1. skunk

References

  • Brown, R. McKenna; Maxwell, Judith M.; Little, Walter E. (2006) ¿La ütz awäch? Introduction to Kaqchikel Maya Language, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 237
  • Ruyán Canú, Déborah; Coyote Tum, Rafael; Munson L., Jo Ann (1991) Diccionario cakchiquel central y español[2] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano de Centroamérica, page 180

Kurdish

Etymology

From *p- + *ar-, cognate with Avestan 𐬫𐬁𐬭𐬆-(yārə-, year), English year, all from Proto-Indo-European *yeh₁r- (year).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑːɾ/

Noun

par f

  1. share, part

Noun

par f

  1. last year

Adverb

par

  1. last year

Latin

Etymology

Unclear. A traditional reconstruction is Proto-Indo-European *perH- (exchange), comparing Ancient Greek πέρνημι (pérnēmi) etc. and Lithuanian pirkti; but this accounts badly for the /a(ː)/. Others refrain from assigning an Indo-European root.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /paːr/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /par/

Adjective

pār (genitive paris, comparative parior, superlative parissimus, adverb pariter); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. even (of a number)
  2. equal
  3. like
  4. suitable

Declension

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Derived terms

Descendants

See also

  • aequus
  • similis

Latvian

Preposition

par (with accusative)

  1. about, on
  2. than
  3. for (price)
  4. as

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French par.

Conjunction

par

  1. by (introduces an agent)
    • .

Descendants

  • French: par
    • English: par

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

par n (definite singular paret, indefinite plural par, definite plural para or parene)

  1. a pair
  2. a couple
  3. a few (determiner)

Derived terms

  • brudepar
  • ektepar
  • kongepar
  • parvis

Noun

par n

  1. (golf, uncountable) par

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑːr/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse par, from Middle Low German par, from Latin paria (equals), neuter plural of pār. Akin to English pair.

Noun

par n (definite singular paret, indefinite plural par, definite plural para)

  1. a pair
  2. a couple
  3. a few (determiner)
Derived terms
  • brudepar
  • ektepar
  • kongepar
  • parvis

Etymology 2

From English par

Noun

par n

  1. (golf, uncountable) par

References

  • “par” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Etymology

From Latin per.

Conjunction

par

  1. by; via (introduces a medium)
    • Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide, circa 1170:
      Tost m'oceïst par son orguel.
      Soon, he killed with his pride.
  2. because of; due to (introduces a medium)
    • Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide, circa 1170:
      Premiers sont au mostier venu,
      La furent par devocion
      The first ones came to the minster,
      they were there to pray
  3. by
    • Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide, circa 1170:
      L'une a l'autre par la main prise,
      They took each other by the hand
  4. by; through; across
    • Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide, circa 1170:
      Li cheval par le chanp s'an fuient.
      The horses fled through the field
  5. by (introduces an exclamation)
    • Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide, circa 1170:
      "Sire, par Deu et par sa croiz!
      "Sire! By God and by his cross!"
  6. in (at a location)

Descendants

  • Middle French: par
    • French: par
      • English: par
  • Lorrain: poir
  • Picard: per

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /par/

Noun

par

  1. genitive plural of para
  2. genitive plural of pary

Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese par, from Latin pār (equal, like), from Proto-Indo-European *per (exchange).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈpaʁ/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈpaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: par

Noun

par m (plural pares)

  1. pair
  2. partner
  3. couple
  4. peer
  5. (golf) par

Derived terms

  • grupo de pares

Adjective

par m or f (plural pares, not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) even

Romanian

Etymology 1

From Latin pālus (stake), from Proto-Italic *pākslos, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-slos, from *peh₂ǵ-.

Noun

par m (plural pari)

  1. stake
Related terms
  • împăra
See also
  • țeapă

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin par.

Adjective

par m or n (feminine singular pară, masculine plural pari, feminine and neuter plural pare)

  1. (of an integer) even; divisible by two

Antonyms

  • impar

Etymology 3

Form of părea.

Verb

par

  1. first-person singular present indicative of părea
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of părea
  3. third-person plural present indicative of părea

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From German Paar, from Latin par (equal, like).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pâːr/

Noun

pȃr m (Cyrillic spelling па̑р)

  1. pair, couple
  2. (informal) few, handful, several

Declension

Derived terms

  • pȃran

Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pàːr/

Noun

pár m inan

  1. pair
  2. some, a couple (of)
  3. couple (two partners)
  4. (golf)) par
  5. (card games) (poker) pair

Inflection

Synonyms

  • (some): nekaj

See also

Further reading

  • par”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin pār (equal, like), from Proto-Indo-European *per (exchange).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaɾ/

Adjective

par (plural pares)

  1. even (divisible by two)
    Antonym: impar

Derived terms

Noun

par m (plural pares)

  1. pair (two of the same or similar items that go together)
  2. couple (two of the same or similar items)
  3. (physics) two equal non-collinear forces; that is a force couple in Newtonian mechanics
  4. peer (somebody who is, or something that is, at a level equal)
  5. some, a few

par f (plural pares)

  1. (finance) par (acceptable level)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • impar
  • parejo

Further reading

  • “par” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

par n

  1. a pair, a couple (either two or a few of something)
  2. a couple, two people who are dating

Declension

Related terms

Anagrams

  • apr, rap

Tok Pisin

Noun

par

  1. stingray

Venetian

Alternative forms

  • paro
  • pèr

Etymology

From Latin pār. Compare Italian paio.

Noun

par m (plural pari)

  1. pair

West Frisian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

par c (plural parren, diminutive parke)

  1. pear

Further reading

  • “par”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to score a certain number of golf strokes.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)