noun \ˈpär\

: the number of strokes a good golfer is expected to take to finish a golf hole or course

business : the value of a stock or bond that is printed on the paper of the stock or bond itself or that is decided upon when the stock or bond is issued

Full Definition of PAR

a :  the established value of the monetary unit of one country expressed in terms of the monetary unit of another country using the same metal as the standard of value
b :  the face amount of an instrument of value (as a check or note): as
(1) :  the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation (2) :  the principal of a bond
:  common level :  equality —usually used with on <judged the recording to be on a par with previous ones>
a :  an amount taken as an average or norm
b :  an accepted standard; specifically :  a usual standard of physical condition or health
:  the score standard for each hole of a golf course; also :  a score equal to par
par adjective
par for the course
:  not unusual :  normal

Examples of PAR

  1. He made par on the ninth hole.
  2. She finished the 18th hole three strokes under par.
  3. He made a par on the ninth hole.
  4. She made nine pars in a row.

Origin of PAR

Latin, one that is equal, from par equal
First Known Use: 1622

Rhymes with PAR



Definition of PAR

transitive verb
:  to score par on (a hole)

First Known Use of PAR

PAR FOR THE COURSE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈpär\

Definition of PAR for Kids

:  an equal level <They are two people with talents on a par.>
:  the score set for each hole of a golf course
:  a usual or average level <His grades were below par.>
Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈpär\

Medical Definition of PAR

:  a usual standard of physical condition or health <his insulin production…is not up to par—P. G. Donohue>


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