What does the word parallel mean?

Usage examples for parallel

  1. The line ran along the crest of a narrow ridge, commanding an open valley, through which Mill Creek, an insignificant brook, ran parallel to the front. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. Round about this one came they and stood still, And a cry uttered of so loud a sound, It here could find no parallel, nor I Distinguished it, the thunder so o'ercame me. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  3. It was, indeed, astonishing how many extremely necessary and natural " calls of duty" should bring Mr Wentworth's path parallel to that of the Wodehouses. – The Doctor's Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant