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par

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noun \ˈpär\

Definition of par

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

  3. 3a :  an amount taken as an average or normb :  an accepted standard; specifically :  a usual standard of physical condition or health wasn't feeling up to par today

  4. 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

adjective

par for the course

  1. :  not unusual :  normal It's par for the course that she's late to the meeting.

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: 1601


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par

verb

Definition of par

parred

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parring

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

Origin and Etymology of par

see 1par


First Known Use: 1950



PAR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of par for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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