Per meaning

pûr
Per is defined as to, for, by or according to.

An example of per used as a preposition is in the phrase, "as per standards," which means by the standards.

preposition
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Per mean for each once.

An example of per used as an adverb is in the phrase, "one cookie per person," which means one cookie for each person.

adverb
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To, for, or by each; for every.

Gasoline once cost 40 cents per gallon.

preposition
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According to; in accordance with.

Per your instructions.

preposition
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Per hour.

Was driving at 60 miles per.

adverb
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By means of; through.
preposition
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Period.
abbreviation
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Through; by; by means of.
preposition
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For each one; apiece.

Sold the cookies for one dollar per.

adverb
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According to; by.

Changes were made to the manuscript per the author's instructions.

preposition
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Thoroughly; completely; intensely.

Perfervid.

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Containing an element in its highest oxidation state.

Perchloric acid.

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Containing a large or the largest possible proportion of an element.

Peroxide.

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Containing the peroxy group.

Peracid.

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Person.
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Persia.
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Persian.
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Through, throughout.

Perfoliate, peroral.

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Thoroughly, completely, very.

Perfervid.

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as per usual
  • In the usual way; as usual.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of per

  • L < per, through: see per
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • Latin from per through per1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin per1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition