par value


Definition of par value

Examples of par value in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evergrande’s Hong Kong listing (3333 HK) hit an all-time low intra-day of HKD 2.28 while their debt, using a bond maturing in June 2026 as a proxy, fell to $26 versus a par value of $100. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 The move was so aggressive and sparked a rally that was so powerful and broad-based that today those bonds are all the way back up near par value, and Surgery Partners was able to raise another $120 million from loan investors earlier this month. Lisa Lee,, 28 Apr. 2020 With a humped green that can send even well-placed approach shots scurrying away from the flag, Pebble’s 14th is the hardest hole, relative to a typical hole of its distance and par value, measured at any major this millennium. D.r., The Economist, 13 June 2019 One class of preferred shares, for example, closed Monday at $15.70, well below their par value of $25. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2019 But with the adoption of stricter rules on money markets, including repricing of shares below their par value (typically $1) if the prices of underlying investments decline, such money-markets products have become less visible. Eric Uhlfelder, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2018 Consider what’s going on with MBIA the parent of bond insurer National, which insures about $4 billion in par value of Puerto Rico bonds. Amey Stone, WSJ, 17 July 2017 In 2016, an average of $201.7 million in par value worth of bonds was traded daily on BondPoint, up more than 40% from the year before, according to regulatory filings. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 24 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'par value.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of par value

1797, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About par value

Time Traveler for par value

Time Traveler

The first known use of par value was in 1797

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near par value


par value


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for par value

Cite this Entry

“Par value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for par value

par value


English Language Learners Definition of par value

par value


Legal Definition of par value

More from Merriam-Webster on par value Encyclopedia article about par value


Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!