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PAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does par mean? 

PAR (noun)
  The noun PAR has 2 senses:

1. (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course
2. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

  Familiarity information: PAR used as a noun is rare.


PAR (verb)
  The verb PAR has 1 sense:

1. make a score (on a hole) equal to par

  Familiarity information: PAR used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PAR (noun)


Sense 1par [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context examples:

a par-5 hole / par for this course is 72

Hypernyms ("par" is a kind of...):

score (a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest)

Domain category:

golf; golf game (a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes)


Sense 2par [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

equivalence; equality; equation; par

Context example:

on a par with the best

Hypernyms ("par" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "par"):

egalite; egality (social and political equality)

tie (equality of score in a contest)


PAR (verb)


Sense 1par [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a score (on a hole) equal to par

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "par" is one way to...):

hit; rack up; score; tally (gain points in a game)

Domain category:

golf; golf game (a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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