Part of speech: noun

An accepted standard of value; equivalence; parity.

Part of speech:

Per; as, parboll.

Part of speech:

Besides; near; by; used in certain words of foreign origin and in new scientific terms; as, paraphrase.

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Usage examples "par":

  1. The Lynngams fish to a small extent with nets, but their idea of fishing, par excellence, is poisoning the streams, an account of which has already been given in this monograph. - "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon.
  2. And the 6 per cent stock which was created in 1842 has advanced in the hands of the holders nearly 20 per cent above its par value. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. I am afraid that his ideas about finance were crude in the extreme, being limited to a sort of vague impression that capital was what you put into a bank, and interest was what you took out; while the difference between the par value of a security and the price you could get for it on the market, would have been to him a hopelessly unfathomable mystery. - "Austin and His Friends", Frederic H. Balfour.