up to par

Definition of up to par

  1. :  good enough :  as good as expected or wanted She was checking to see if his work was up to par. —usually used in negative statements His course work is not up to par. She's not feeling up to par.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

  1. :  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

    :  the face amount of an instrument of value (such as a check or note): such as

    :  the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation

  1. :  to score par on (a hole)


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