Part of speech: verb

To be a parallel for; place parallel to, or in comparison with.

Part of speech: adjective

Extending or lying in the same direction.

Part of speech: adjective

Having a like course; similar.

Part of speech: noun

A line extending in the same direction with and equidistant at all points from another line.

Part of speech: noun

Essential likeness; something like or equal to another; a match.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant.