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Meaning of PAR

Pronunciation:  pâr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (in golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course; "a par-5 hole"; "par for this course is 72"
  2. [n]  a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"
  3. [v]  make a score (on a hole) equal to par; in golf

PAR is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: equality, equation, equivalence
 See Also: hit, position, rack up, score, score, status, tally, tie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Par\, n.
    1. An amount which is taken as an average or mean. [Eng.]
    2. (Golf) The number of strokes required for a hole or a
       round played without mistake, two strokes being allowed on
       each hole for putting. Par represents perfect play,
       whereas bogey makes allowance on some holes for human
       frailty. Thus if par for a course is 75, bogey is usually
       put down, arbitrarily, as 81 or 82.
  2. \Par\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    See {Parr}.
  3. \Par\, prep. [F., fr. L. per. See {Per}.]
    By; with; -- used frequently in Early English in phrases
    taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of
    the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par
    cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay.
  4. \Par\, n. [L. par, adj., equal. See {Peer} an equal.]
    1. Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the
       value expressed on the face or in the words of a
       certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.
    2. Equality of condition or circumstances.
    {At par}, at the original price; neither at a discount nor at
       a premium.
    {Above par}, at a premium.
    {Below par}, at a discount.
    {On a par}, on a level; in the same condition, circumstances,
       position, rank, etc.; as, their pretensions are on a par;
       his ability is on a par with his ambition.
    {Par of exchange}. See under {Exchange}.
    {Par value}, nominal value; face value.
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