227 Nouns That Start With PAR

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parabolograph (noun) An outdated instrument for drawing parabolas.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

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