Beyond lie steep and narrow ridges athwart the way, paralleling each other like waves at sea.
There was nothing there, but on the sand, paralleling mine, were footprints.
How deeply sunk in the modern world are the roots of this naturalism is shown by its long course in history, paralleling humanism.
Her course, paralleling that taken by Holton, was about ten yards to the left of it.
This paralleling with other typical formations only serves for a widening of the basis upon which the construction is to be built.
paralleling this stream at the distance of about ten miles is the intense Merced.
They want straightening and paralleling, if we may so express it.
This skiff was not headed for land, but was paralleling the shore.
Now, paralleling us at just over two hundred miles, the giant ship spun along, at rest relative to us.
paralleling and supplementing family and village, the hui won for itself an unchallenged place in the Chinese social structure.
1540s, from Middle French parallèle (16c.) and directly from Latin parallelus, from Greek parallelos "parallel," from para allelois "beside one another," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + allelois "each other," from allos "other" (see alias). As a noun from 1550s. Parallel bars as gymnastics apparatus are recorded from 1868.
1590s, from parallel (n.).
Adjective Of or relating to lines or surfaces that are separated everywhere from each other by the same distance.
Noun Any of the imaginary lines encircling the Earth's surface parallel to the plane of the equator, used to represent degrees of latitude. See illustration at longitude.