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Meaning of “par” in the English Dictionary

"par" in British English

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parnoun

uk   /pɑːr/  us   /pɑːr/
  • par noun (STANDARD)

[U] the ​usualstandard or ​condition [U] the ​expectednumber of ​times in golf that a good ​player should have to ​hit the ​ball in ​order to get it into a ​hole or into all the ​holes: Tiger Woods ​finished the round 10 below/under par.par (value) specialized the ​originalvalue of a ​share, bond, etc. when it is made ​available for ​sale for the first ​time

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(Definition of par from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parnoun [U]

 us   /pɑr/
the ​usualstandard or ​condition: About ​half the ​teachers are good, and the ​rest are ​clearly below par. In ​golf, par is the ​expectednumber of ​times a good ​player should have to ​hit the ​ball in ​order to get it into a ​hole or into all the ​holes: Walker ​shot a par 72 for the ​victory.

par.noun [C]

abbreviation forparagraph
(Definition of par from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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parnoun [U]

uk   us   /pɑːr/
(also nominal price) FINANCE the ​originalvalue of a ​share, ​bond, etc. when it is first ​available for ​sale: at par The ​bonds were ​priced at par with an ​initialyield of 4.4%.a par value of sth The Board of Directors ​authorized the ​designation of 1,000,000 ​shares of ​stock, with a par ​value of $0.10 ​pershare.
under/below/sub par worse than the usual or expected ​standard: California ​ranks below par in ​tackling the ​retiree health-care ​issue.
on a par with sb/sth UK (US on par with sb/sth) the same as or ​equal to someone or something: It is ​rated on a par with its ​rivals despite ​outperforming its ​sector in almost every ​measure. People often don't insist on ​raises that ​keep their ​pay on par with ​inflation.
par for the course a ​situation or ​standard of ​work or ​behaviour that is considered ​normal or typical: Massive ​managementfees, he says, are par for the ​course in ​keeping an ​internationaloperationrunning. The company's ​stock was ​hit hard today, but that's par for the ​course in this ​economy.
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(Definition of par from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “par”
in Spanish valor medio, par…
in Vietnamese mức trung bình…
in Malaysian tara…
in Thai เกณฑ์…
in French au pair…
in German der Nennwert…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同等的…
in Indonesian tingkat normal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同等的…
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