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227 Nouns That Start With PAR

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par (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course -
par a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced equation, equality, equivalence
para (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered parity
para 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia -
para a soldier in the paratroops paratrooper
parable a short moral story (often with animal characters) allegory, apologue, fable
parable (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message -
parabola a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve -
parabolograph An outdated instrument for drawing parabolas. -
paraboloid a surface having parabolic sections parallel to a single coordinate axis and elliptic sections perpendicular to that axis -
paracentesis centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis abdominocentesis
parachute rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall chute
parachuter a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute parachute jumper, parachutist
parachuting descent with a parachute jump
parachutist a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute parachute jumper, parachuter
paracosm a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history -
parade a ceremonial procession including people marching -
parade an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things -
parade a visible display -
parader walks with regular or stately step marcher
paradiddle the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously roll, drum roll
paradigm systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word -
paradigm a standard or typical example image, prototype, epitome
paradigm the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another) substitution class
paradigm the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time -
paradise any place of complete bliss and delight and peace nirvana, heaven, promised land, Eden, Shangri-la
paradox (logic) a statement that contradicts itself -
paraesthesia abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage paresthesia
paraffin from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings paraffin wax
paraffin a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2) methane series, paraffin series, alkane, alkane series
paraffin (British usage) kerosine paraffin oil
parafovea area of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea -
paragliding gliding in a parasail parasailing
paragneiss a gneiss derived from a sedimentary rock. -
paragon an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept perfection, idol, beau ideal
paragon model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal apotheosis, ideal, nonpareil, nonesuch, nonsuch, saint
paragonite a colorless or pale brown mica with sodium -
paragram a pun made by changing the letters of a word, especially the initial letter. -
paragraph one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line -
paragrapher a writer of paragraphs (as for publication on the editorial page of a newspaper) -
parahoma ritual drink prepared from Haoma plant. -
parakeet any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet
paralanguage the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings paralinguistic communication
paraldehyde a colorless liquid (a cyclic trimer of acetaldehyde) that is used as a sedative and a solvent ethanal trimer
paralegal a person with specialized training who assists lawyers legal assistant
paraleipsis suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted paralepsis, paralipsis, preterition
paralepsis suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted paraleipsis, paralipsis, preterition
paralipsis suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted paraleipsis, paralepsis, preterition
parallax the apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object -
parallel something having the property of being analogous to something else analog, analogue
parallel an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator parallel of latitude, latitude, line of latitude
parallel (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes) -
parallelepiped a prism whose bases are parallelograms parallelepipedon, parallelopiped, parallelopipedon
parallelepipedon a prism whose bases are parallelograms parallelepiped, parallelopiped, parallelopipedon
parallelism similarity by virtue of corresponding correspondence
parallelogram a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length -
parallelopiped a prism whose bases are parallelograms parallelepiped, parallelepipedon, parallelopipedon
parallelopipedon a prism whose bases are parallelograms parallelepiped, parallelepipedon, parallelopiped
paralogism an unintentionally invalid argument -
paralysis loss of the ability to move a body part palsy
paralytic a person suffering from paralysis -
paramagnet magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it -
paramagnetism materials like aluminum or platinum become magnetized in a magnetic field but it disappears when the field is removed -
paramecia any member of the genus Paramecium paramecium
paramecium any member of the genus Paramecium paramecia
paramedic a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment paramedical
paramedical a person trained to assist medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment paramedic
parameter a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves parametric quantity
parameter any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance -
parameter (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program argument
parameter a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data -
parametritis inflammation of connective tissue adjacent to the uterus -
paramilitary a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops) paramilitary force, paramilitary organisation, paramilitary organization, paramilitary unit
paramnesia (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality -
paramountcy the state of being paramount; the highest rank or authority -
paramour a woman's lover fancy man
paramour a woman who cohabits with an important man doxy, concubine, courtesan
paramyxovirus a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles -
parang a stout straight knife used in Malaysia and Indonesia -
paranoia a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur -
paranoiac a person afflicted with paranoia paranoid
paranoid a person afflicted with paranoia paranoiac
paraparesis a slight paralysis or weakness of both legs -
parapet a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony -
parapet fortification consisting of a low wall breastwork
paraph a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery) -
paraphernalia equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc. gear, appurtenance
paraphilia abnormal sexual activity -
paraphrase rewording for the purpose of clarification paraphrasis
paraphrasis rewording for the purpose of clarification paraphrase
paraphrenia a form of schizophrenia characterized by delusions (of persecution or grandeur or jealousy); symptoms may include anger and anxiety and aloofness and doubts about gender identity; unlike other types of schizophrenia the patients are usually presentable and (if delusions are not acted on) may function in an apparently normal manner paranoic type schizophrenia, paranoid schizophrenia, paraphrenic schizophrenia
paraphysis a sterile simple or branched filament or hair borne among sporangia; may be pointed or clubbed -
paraplegia paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma) -
paraplegic a person who has paraplegia (is paralyzed from the waist down) -
parapodium one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing -
parapraxis a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. slip, miscue, slip-up
paraprofessional a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional -
parapsychologist someone who studies the evidence for such psychological phenomena as psychokinesis and telepathy and clairvoyance -
parapsychology phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes psychic phenomena, psychic phenomenon
paraquat a poisonous yellow solid used in solution as a herbicide -
paraquet any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots parakeet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet
parasail parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car -
parasailing gliding in a parasail paragliding
parasitaemia a condition in which parasites are present in the blood parasitemia
parasite an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host -
parasite a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage sponge, leech, sponger
parasitemia a condition in which parasites are present in the blood parasitaemia
parasitism the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage) -
parasol a handheld collapsible source of shade sunshade
parasympathetic originates in the brain stem and lower part of the spinal cord; opposes physiological effects of the sympathetic nervous system: stimulates digestive secretions; slows the heart; constricts the pupils; dilates blood vessels parasympathetic nervous system
parathion a colorless and odorless toxic oil used as an insecticide -
parathormone hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting parathyroid hormone
parathyroid any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland parathyroid gland
paratrooper a soldier in the paratroops para
paratroops infantry trained and equipped to parachute -
paratyphoid any of a variety of infectious intestinal diseases resembling typhoid fever paratyphoid fever
parazoan primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies sponge, poriferan
parcel a wrapped container package
parcel the allotment of some amount by dividing something portion, share
parcel an extended area of land parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract
parcel a collection of things wrapped or boxed together package, packet, bundle
parceling the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan parcelling, allocation, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation
parcellation the division into parcels -