|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|1.||an accepted level or standard, such as an average (esp in the phrase up to par)|
|2.||a state of equality (esp in the phrase on a par with)|
|3.||finance the established value of the unit of one national currency in terms of the unit of another where both are based on the same metal standard|
|a. See par value|
|b. the condition of equality between the current market value of a share, bond, etc, and its face value (the nominal par). This equality is indicated by at par, while above (orbelow) par indicates that the market value is above (or below) face value|
|5.||golf an estimated standard score for a hole or course that a good player should make: par for the course was 72|
|6.||below par, under par not feeling or performing as well as normal|
|7.||par for the course an expected or normal occurrence or situation|
|8.||average or normal|
|9.||(usually prenominal) commerce of or relating to par: par value|
|[C17: from Latin pār equal, on a level; see |
n. pl. pa·ri·a (pä'rē-ə)
A pair; specifically, a pair of cranial nerves.
n. pl. par·tes (pär'tēz)
A part or portion of a structure, especially of an anatomical structure.
ancient country in the southwestern part of Iran, roughly coextensive with the modern region of Fars. Its name was derived from the Iranian tribe of the Parsua (Parsuash; Parsumash; Persians), who settled there in the 7th century BC. Herodotus lists the leading Persian tribes as the Pasargadae, to which the Achaemenians, the royal family of Persia, belonged; the Maraphii; and the Maspii. It was these three that Cyrus II the Great assembled to approve his plans for his revolt against Astyages, his Median overlord, in 550 BC.
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