Definition of "par" []

  • An amount or level considered to be average; a standard: performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par. (noun)
  • An equality of status, level, or value; equal footing: a local product on a par with the best foreign makes. (noun)
  • The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard. (noun)
  • The face value of a stock, bond, or other negotiable instrument: sold the bond at par. (noun)
  • Sports The number of golf strokes considered necessary to complete a hole or course in expert play. (noun)
  • An accepted level or standard, such as an average (esp in the phrase up to par) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A state of equality (esp in the phrase on a par with) (noun)
  • The established value of the unit of one national currency in terms of the unit of another where both are based on the same metal standard (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • An estimated standard score for a hole or course that a good player should make (noun)
  • Average or normal (adjective)
  • Of or relating to par (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "par" in a sentence
  • "Voyage fait par mer en_ 1648 _par trois vaisseaux russes, dont un est parvenu jusqu'à la Kamschatka_. "["
  • "At twenty-five miles was the almost bare rocky hill which I called par excellence the Cups, from the number of those little stone indentures upon its surface, which I first saw on the"
  • "Iraqi National Coali­tion, led by Ammar Al-Hakim joined by the Sadrists, issued a state­ment on Wednes­day in which they called the par­lia­ment for an emer­gency ses­sion to dis­cuss the deci­sions and the mech­a­nism of the Appeals Panel to review the appeals sub­mit­ted by the excluded politi­cians against "J and A" resolutions."