Par meaning

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To par is defined as to score the standard score for a particular golf course.

An example of to par is to get a hole in two on a hole that is expected to take two swings.

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The number of golf strokes considered necessary to complete a hole or course in expert play.
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The number of strokes established as a skillful score for any given hole or for a whole course.
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Paragraph.
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Par is the amount which is considered to be the standard or average.

An example of a par is the average expected performance on a test.

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An amount or level considered to be average; a standard.

Performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.

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An equality of status, level, or value; equal footing.

A local product on a par with the best foreign makes.

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The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard.
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To score par on (a hole or course) in golf.
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The definition of par is normal, or equal to the standard.

An example of par used as an adjective is in the phrase "par score" which means a score that is equal to the standard.

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Equal to the standard; normal.

A solid, par performance.

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Of or relating to monetary face value.
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The established or recognized value of the money of one country in terms of the money of another country, based on a metal accepted as the common standard of value.
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An equal or common status, standing, footing, level, etc.
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The average or normal state, condition, degree, etc.

Work that is up to par.

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The nominal, or face, value of stocks, bonds, etc.
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Of or at par.
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Average; normal.
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To score par on (a given hole or course)
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Parallel.
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Parenthesis.
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Parish.
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The face value of a security. For common stock, the company sets the par value before it is issued. Typically, par value is $1 a share. The par value of a bond is the amount that will be paid upon maturity, such as $1,000. Par value has nothing to do with a stock or bond’s market value, which varies as trading occurs.
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The name of a town and beach near St Austell in Cornwall.
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par for the course
  • Usual; typical:.
    Unfortunately, such short-sightedness is par for the course these days.
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par for the course
  • That which is normal, usual, or to be expected under the circumstances.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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