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par - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'par' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Par [ n.]
- See Parr.
- 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.
- Equality of condition or circumstances.
2 . Par [ prep.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'par' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . par [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course
Example in sentence:
  • a par-5 hole;
  • par for this course is 72
Meaning (2):
- a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
Example in sentence:
  • on a par with the best