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par

 (pär)
n.
1. An amount or level considered to be average; a standard: performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.
2. An equality of status, level, or value; equal footing: a local product on a par with the best foreign makes.
3. The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard.
4. See par value.
5. Sports The number of golf strokes considered necessary to complete a hole or course in expert play.
tr.v. parred, par·ring, pars Sports
To score par on (a hole or course) in golf.
adj.
1. Equal to the standard; normal: a solid, par performance.
2. Of or relating to monetary face value.
Idiom:
par for the course
Usual; typical: Unfortunately, such short-sightedness is par for the course these days.

[From Latin pār, equal, that which is equal; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

par

(pɑː)
n
1. an accepted level or standard, such as an average (esp in the phrase up to par)
2. a state of equality (esp in the phrase on a par with)
3. (Banking & Finance) finance the established value of the unit of one national currency in terms of the unit of another where both are based on the same metal standard
4. (Stock Exchange) commerce
a. See par value
b. the condition of equality between the current market value of a share, bond, etc, and its face value (the nominal par). This equality is indicated by at par, while above (or below) par indicates that the market value is above (or below) face value
5. (Golf) golf an estimated standard score for a hole or course that a good player should make: par for the course was 72.
6. below par under par not feeling or performing as well as normal
7. par for the course an expected or normal occurrence or situation
adj
8. average or normal
9. (Stock Exchange) (usually prenominal) commerce of or relating to par: par value.
[C17: from Latin pār equal, on a level; see peer1]

par

(pɑr)

n., adj., v. parred, par•ring. n.
1. an equality in value or standing; a level of equality: gains on a par with losses.
2. an average or normal amount, degree, condition, etc.: to feel below par.
3. the number of golf strokes set as a standard for a specific hole or a complete course.
4.
a. the value of the monetary unit of one country in terms of that of another, based on the same metal.
b. the face value, original price, or principal of a note, stock, or bond.
adj.
5. average or normal.
v.t.
6. Golf. to equal par on (a hole or course).
Idioms:
par for the course, exactly what one might expect; typical.
[1615–25; < Latin: equal]

par-

var. of para-1 before a vowel: parenchyma.

par.

1. paragraph.
2. parallel.
3. parenthesis.
4. parish.

par

  • double eagle - Three strokes under par on a single golf hole. Also known as an albatross.
  • par - Latin, literally "equal, equality."
  • double bogey - Two strokes over par on a golf hole.
  • birdie - The golf term birdie is a diminutive of bird, "first-rate thing," as it is one stroke under par for a hole.

par

Estimated standard score for a hole or course based on the ability of a first-class player.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.par - (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire coursepar - (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course; "a par-5 hole"; "par for this course is 72"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
2.par - a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; "on a par with the best"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
egalite, egality - social and political equality; "egality represents an extreme leveling of society"
tie - equality of score in a contest
Verb1.par - make a score (on a hole) equal to par
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

par

above par excellent, outstanding, superior, exceptional, first-rate (informal) Their performance was way above par for an amateur production.
below or under par
1. inferior, poor, lacking, imperfect, second-rate, wanting, below average, substandard, two-bit (U.S. & Canad. slang), off form, not up to scratch (informal), dime-a-dozen (informal), bush-league (Austral. & N.Z. informal), not up to snuff (informal), tinhorn (U.S. slang) His playing is below par this season.
2. unwell, sick, poorly (informal), unwell, funny (informal), crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), queer, unfit, unhealthy, queasy, out of sorts (informal), dicky (Brit. informal), off colour (chiefly Brit.), under the weather (informal), off form, indisposed, not yourself, green about the gills If you have been feeling below par for a while, consult your doctor.
on a par with equal to, the same as, much the same as, well-matched with Parts of the city are on a par with New York for street crime.
par for the course usual, expected, standard, average, ordinary, typical, predictable Long hours are par for the course in this job.
up to par satisfactory, acceptable, good enough, adequate, up to scratch (informal), passable, up to the mark The service is not up to par here.

par

noun
1. Something, as a type, number, quantity, or degree, that represents a midpoint between extremes on a scale of valuation:
2. The state of being equivalent:
Translations
القيمة العاديّه
normálprůměr
pari
eîlilegt ástand; meîallag
ne toks geras kaip paprastainominalinė kainanormalus lygisparitetasžemiau nominalo
nominālvērtībanormāls līmenisnormālstāvoklis
normál
eş değerlilik

par

1 [pɑːʳ]
A. N
1. (Fin) → par f
to be above/below parestar sobre/bajo la par
to be at parestar a la par
2. (Golf) → par m
two over pardos sobre par
five under parcinco bajo par
3. (fig) to be on a par with sth/sbestar en pie de igualdad con algo/algn
to place sth on a par withparangonar or equiparar algo con
to be under or below par (= ill) → sentirse mal, estar indispuesto
to not be up to parser inferior a la calidad normal
that's par for the courseeso es lo más normal
B. CPD par value N (Fin) → valor m a la par

par

2 ABBR (Press) =paragraphpárr.

par

[ˈpɑːr] n
(FINANCE)pair m
at par → au pair par value
(= state of equality) to be on a par with → être comparable à
to put sth on a par with sth → mettre qch sur le même pied que qch
(= normal standard) to be below par [performance] → laisser à désirer
to feel below par, to feel under par → ne pas se sentir en forme
to be above par [performance, event] → être au-dessus de la moyenne
to be par for the course (= be normal) → n'avoir rien d'exceptionnel
(GOLF)par m
under par → au-dessous du par
over par → au-dessus du par

par

n
(Fin) → Nennwert m; to be above/below parüber/unter pari or dem Nennwert stehen; at parzum Nennwert, al pari
to be on a par with somebody/somethingsich mit jdm/etw messen können; this objection is on a par with Harry’sdieser Einwand liegt auf der gleichen Ebene wie Harrys; he’s nowhere near on a par with herer kann ihr nicht das Wasser reichen; culturally, the two countries are on a par or can be put on a parin kultureller Hinsicht sind die beiden Länder miteinander vergleichbar; this puts him on a par with the championdadurch hat er mit dem Meister gleichgezogen; an above-par performanceeine überdurchschnittliche Leistung
below par (fig)unter Niveau; I’m feeling physically/mentally below or under parich fühle mich körperlich/seelisch nicht auf der Höhe; I’m not feeling quite up to par todayich bin heute nicht ganz auf dem Damm (inf)or Posten (inf)
(Golf) → Par nt; par threePar 3; a par-five holeein Par-5-Loch nt; to go round in six under/over parsechs Schläge unter/über Par spielen; that’s par for the course for him (fig inf)das kann man von ihm erwarten

par

, para abbr of paragraphAbschn.

par

[pɑːʳ] n
a. (equality of value) → parità, pari f (Fin) (of shares) → valore m nominale
to be on a par with sb/sth → essere allo stesso livello di qn/qc
at/above/below par (Fin) → alla/sopra la/sotto la pari
b. (average) to feel below or under or not up to par (ill) → non essere or non sentirsi in forma
that's par for the course (fig) → è normale
to be above/below par (gen) (Golf) → essere al di sopra/al di sotto della norma

par

(paː) noun
the normal level, standard, value etc.
below par / not up to par
not up to the usual standard. Your work is not up to par this week.
on a par with
equal to. As a writer he is on a par with the great novelists.
References in periodicals archive ?
I shot under par, so I'm happy with that, but I feel like I can play better.
Defending champion Els, bidding to become the first player to win a hat-trick of Heineken Classic titles, turned at seven under par after firing five birdies and an eagle on the par-five ninth hole.
2 or lower - wound up under par for the 36-hole event that included one round on each course.