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Definition of PAR

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Par \Par\, n. (Zool.)
     See {Parr}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Par \Par\, prep. [F., fr. L. per. See {Per}.] By; with; -- used frequently in Early English in phrases taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Par \Par\, n. [L. par, adj., equal. See {Peer} an equal.] [1913 Webster]
     1. Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper. [1913 Webster]

     2. Equality of condition or circumstances.
        [1913 Webster]

     3. An amount which is taken as an average or mean. [Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     4. (Golf) The number of strokes required for a hole or a round played without mistake, two strokes being allowed on each hole for putting. Par represents perfect play, whereas {bogey} makes allowance on some holes for human frailty. Thus if par for a course is 75, bogey is usually put down, arbitrarily, as 81 or 82. If par for one hole is
        5, a {bogey} is 6, and a score of 7 strokes would be a {double bogey}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

     {At par}, at the original price; neither at a discount nor at a premium; -- used especially of financial instruments, such as bonds.

     {Above par}, at a premium.

     {Below par},
        (a) at a discount.
        (a) less than the expected or usual quality; -- of the quality of objects and of the performance of people; as, he performed below par in the game.

     {On a par}, on a level; in the same condition, circumstances, position, rank, etc.; as, their pretensions are on a par; his ability is on a par with his ambition.

     {Par of exchange}. See under {Exchange}.

     {Par value}, nominal value; face value; -- used especially of financial instruments, such as bonds. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bogey \Bo"gey\, n.; pl. {Bogeys}. [Also {bogie} and {bogy}, plural {bogies}.]
     1. A goblin; a bugbear.

     Syn: bogeyman.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

                I have become a sort of bogey -- a kill-joy. --Wm. Black. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2. (Golf) a score one stroke over par for a hole; formerly, the definition of bogey was the same as that now used for {par}, i.e., an ideal score or number of strokes, for each hole, against which players compete; -- it was said to be so called because assumed to be the score of an imaginary first-rate player called Colonel Bogey. Now the standard score is called {par}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

     3. (Mil.) an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

PAR
         Portal ARchive (SAP, EP)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PAR
         Positive Acknowledgement with Retransmission [protocols]


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PAR
         Project Authorization Request (IEEE)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

103 Moby Thesaurus words for "par":
     alike, asking price, at par, au pair, average, balance, bearish prices, bid price, book value, bullish prices, call price, center, closing price, coequality, coextension, commensurate, correspondence, decline, drawn, equal, equality, equalized, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, even, even stephen, evenness, face value, fifty-fifty, fixed price, flash price, flurry, flutter, generality, golden mean, half-and-half, happy medium, high, identity, issue par, issue price, juste-milieu, justice, knotted, level, levelness, like, likeness, low, market price, market value, mean, median, mediocrity, medium, middle, middle course, middle ground, middle point, middle position, middle state, middle-of-the-road, midpoint, nip and tuck, nominal value, norm, normal, offering price, on a footing, on a level, on a par, on even ground, opening price, par value, parallelism, parity, poise, price, proportion, proportionate, put price, quits, quotation, quoted price, rally, rule, run, sameness, settling price, square, stalemated, standard, stated value, swings, symmetry, tied, via media


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