Para Definition

pärä, pärä
abbreviation
Paragraph.
Webster's New World
Parallel.
Webster's New World
Paraguay.
Webster's New World
prefix
Beside; near; alongside.
Parathyroid.
American Heritage
Beyond.
Paranormal.
American Heritage
Incorrect; abnormal.
Paresthesia.
American Heritage
Similar to; resembling.
Paratyphoid fever.
American Heritage
Subsidiary; assistant.
Paraprofessional.
American Heritage
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suffix
A woman who has given birth to a specified number of children.
Multipara.
American Heritage
noun
A monetary unit of Serbia, equal to1100 of a dinar.
Webster's New World

Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.

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(medicine) A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.

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Synonyms:
parityparatrooperpara riverSt. Mary of BethlehemSanta Maria de BelemFeliz Lusitaniabelem
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proper name
River in NE Brazil, the S estuary of the Amazon: c. 200 mi (322 km)
Webster's New World
State of N Brazil, on the Atlantic: 483,849 sq mi (1,253,164 sq km); cap. Belém.
Webster's New World
pronoun

(law) Abbreviation of Paraguay.

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affix
By the side of, beside, by, past, to one side, aside from, amiss.
Parathyroid, parasite.
Webster's New World
Beyond.
Paranormal.
Webster's New World
Subsidiary to.
Paralegal, paramilitary.
Webster's New World
An isomer, modification, polymer, derivative, etc. of (a specified substance)
Paraformaldehyde.
Webster's New World
Characterized by substitutions in the 1, 4 position (opposite sides) in the benzene ring.
Para-aminobenzoic acid.
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adjective

(Australia, slang) Very drunk.

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Other Word Forms of Para

Noun

Singular:
para
Plural:
paras

Origin of Para

  • Gr para- < para, at the side of, alongside < IE *pera-, var. of *per-, a going beyond > far, fore

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Serbo-Croatian pàra/па̀ра, from Ottoman Turkish پاره (pare, para), from Persian پاره (pâre).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin from parere to give birth perə-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Greek from para beside per1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from paratrooper

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from paragraph

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from paralytic

    From Wiktionary

  • From parachute

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

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