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PARA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Para mean? 

PARA (noun)
  The noun PARA has 5 senses:

1. (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
2. 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia
3. a soldier in the paratroops
4. an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
5. port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin

  Familiarity information: PARA used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARA (noun)


Sense 1para [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

para; parity

Context examples:

the parity of the mother must be considered / a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children

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

gestation; maternity; pregnancy (the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus)

Domain category:

midwifery; OB; obstetrics; tocology (the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother)


Sense 2para [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

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

Yugoslavian monetary unit (monetary unit in Yugoslavia)

Holonyms ("para" is a part of...):

dinar; Yugoslavian dinar (the basic unit of money in Yugoslavia)


Sense 3para [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soldier in the paratroops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

paratrooper; para

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

soldier (an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army)

Holonyms ("para" is a member of...):

paratroops (infantry trained and equipped to parachute)


Sense 4Para [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Para River; Para

Instance hypernyms:

estuary (the wide part of a river where it nears the sea; fresh and salt water mix)

Holonyms ("Para" is a part of...):

Brasil; Brazil; Federative Republic of Brazil (the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter)


Sense 5Para [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Belem; Feliz Lusitania; Santa Maria de Belem; St. Mary of Bethlehem; Para

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Para" is a part of...):

Brasil; Brazil; Federative Republic of Brazil (the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter)


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