par

noun
\ ˈpär How to pronounce par (audio) \

Definition of par

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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 (such as a check or note): such as
(1) : the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation
(2) : the principal of a bond
2 : common level : equality usually used with on judged the recording to be on a par with previous ones
3a : an amount taken as an average or norm
b : an accepted standard specifically : a usual standard of physical condition or health wasn't feeling up to par today
4 : the score standard for each hole of a golf course The 18th hole is a par 5. also : a score equal to par
par for the course
: not unusual : normal It's par for the course that she's late to the meeting.

par

verb
parred; parring

Definition of par (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to score par on (a hole)

Other Words from par

Noun

par adjective

Examples of par in a Sentence

Noun He made par on the ninth hole. She finished the 18th hole three strokes under par. He made a par on the ninth hole. She made nine pars in a row.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On 17, Lee had an awkward stance in a greenside bunker and blasted out past the hole but then made a clutch 12-footer for par to maintain a 1-shot edge. Adam Schupak, USA TODAY, 15 May 2022 On par with La Réserve and a little out of the way at the exit of St Tropez right on the seafront, the Cheval Blanc is a hotel of high points but with a relaxed atmosphere that’s popular with families looking for some downtime. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 13 May 2022 Sophomore Monet Chun led the charge for U-M early, getting par on each of her first 12 holes of the day before carding a birdie on the 308-yard par-4 13th. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2022 Marina Alex won the Palos Verdes Championship on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title, breaking a tie with a two-putt birdie on the par-five 16th and parring the final two holes for a one-stroke victory over Jin Young Ko. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2022 The 12th hole remains the most riveting par 3 in golf, the scene of more collapses than comebacks. Doug Ferguson, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Apr. 2022 Smith made birdie, and Scheffler rolled in his par putt to keep the lead at three shots. Doug Ferguson, ajc, 11 Apr. 2022 The 12th hole remains the most riveting par 3 in golf, the scene of more collapses than comebacks. CBS News, 10 Apr. 2022 The 12th hole remains the most riveting par 3 in golf, the scene of more collapses than comebacks. Doug Ferguson, Chron, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of par

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for par

Noun and Verb

Latin, one that is equal, from par equal

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18 May 2022

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“Par.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/par. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for par

par

noun
\ ˈpär How to pronounce par (audio) \

Kids Definition of par

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

par

noun
\ ˈpär How to pronounce par (audio) \

Medical Definition of par

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

par

noun
\ ˈpär How to pronounce par (audio) \

Legal Definition of par

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

par

adjective

Legal Definition of par (Entry 2 of 2)

History and Etymology for par

Noun

Latin, one that is equal, from par equal

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