Par Definition

pär
parred, parring, pars
noun
pars
An equal or common status, standing, footing, level, etc.
Webster's New World
The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard.
American Heritage
An amount or level considered to be average; a standard.
Performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.
American Heritage
The nominal, or face, value of stocks, bonds, etc.
Webster's New World
The number of strokes established as a skillful score for any given hole or for a whole course.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
extreme
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verb
To score par on (a given hole or course)
Webster's New World
adjective
Of or at par.
Webster's New World
Average; normal.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to monetary face value.
American Heritage
abbreviation
Paragraph.
Webster's New World
Parallel.
Webster's New World
Parenthesis.
Webster's New World
Parish.
Webster's New World
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Webster's New World
pronoun
The name of a town and beach near St Austell in Cornwall.
Wiktionary
idiom
par for the course
  • Usual; typical:

    Unfortunately, such short-sightedness is par for the course these days.

American Heritage
par for the course
  • that which is normal, usual, or to be expected under the circumstances
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Par

Noun

Singular:
par
Plural:
pars

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Par

Origin of Par

  • From Latin pār equal, that which is equal perə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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