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par

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noun \ˈpär\

Simple Definition of par

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of par

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  common level :  equality —usually used with on <judged the recording to be on a par with previous ones>

  3. 3 a :  an amount taken as an average or norm b :  an accepted standard; specifically :  a usual standard of physical condition or health

  4. 4 :  the score standard for each hole of a golf course; also :  a score equal to par

par

adjective

par for the course

  1. :  not unusual :  normal

Examples of par in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of par

Latin, one that is equal, from par equal


First Known Use: 1622


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par

verb

Definition of par

parred

parring

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to score par on (a hole)



1950

First Known Use of par

1950

Rhymes with par



PAR Defined for Kids

par

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noun \ˈpär\

Definition of par for Students

  1. 1 :  an equal level <They are two people with talents on a par.>

  2. 2 :  the score set for each hole of a golf course

  3. 3 :  a usual or average level <His grades were below par.>




Medical Dictionary

par

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noun \ˈpär\

Medical Definition of par

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




Law Dictionary

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par

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noun \ˈpär\

Legal Definition of par

  1. :  the face amount of an instrument of value (as a check or note): as a :  the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation b :  the principal of a bond



Origin and Etymology of par

Latin, one that is equal, from par equal


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par

adjective

Legal Definition of par





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