Para meaning

pə-rä
Para is defined as next to, beyond or assistant to.

An example of para is parathyroid.

An example of para is paranormal.

An example of para is paralegal.

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Paragraph.
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Beyond.

Paranormal.

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Beside; near; alongside.

Parathyroid.

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Incorrect; abnormal.

Paresthesia.

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Similar to; resembling.

Paratyphoid fever.

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Subsidiary; assistant.

Paraprofessional.

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Isomeric; polymeric.

Paraldehyde.

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Of or relating to one of three possible isomers of a benzene ring with two attached chemical groups in which the carbon atoms with attached groups are separated by two unsubstituted carbon atoms.

Para-aminobenzoic acid.

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Parachute; parachutist.

Paratroops.

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A woman who has given birth to a specified number of children.

Multipara.

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A monetary unit of Serbia, equal to1100 of a dinar.
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Paragraph.
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Parallel.
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Paraguay.
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River in NE Brazil, the S estuary of the Amazon: c. 200 mi (322 km)
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State of N Brazil, on the Atlantic: 483,849 sq mi (1,253,164 sq km); cap. Belém.
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The form of diatomic molecules in which nuclei have antiparallel spins.

Parahydrogen.

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Protection of or against.

Parados.

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Using a parachute.

Pararescue.

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One who has given birth to a specified number of children.

Multipara.

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(law) Abbreviation of Paraguay.
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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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(Australia, slang) Very drunk.
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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

  • 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

  • From parachute

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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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