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308 Words That Start With PAR

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par (verb) make a score (on a hole) equal to 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
parabolic (adjective) having the form of a parabola Synonyms: parabolical
(adjective) resembling or expressed by parables Synonyms: parabolical
parabolical (adjective) having the form of a parabola Synonyms: parabolic
(adjective) resembling or expressed by parables Synonyms: parabolic
parabolograph (noun) An outdated instrument for drawing parabolas.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
paraboloidal (adjective) having the shape of a paraboloid
paracentesis (noun) centesis of the belly to remove fluid for diagnosis Synonyms: abdominocentesis
parachute (verb) jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute Synonyms: jump, chute
(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 (verb) walk ostentatiously Synonyms: march, exhibit
(verb) march in a procession in a public place Synonyms: promenade, troop
(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
paradigmatic (adjective) of or relating to a grammatical paradigm
(adjective) of or relating to a typical example
(adjective) related as members of a substitution class
paradisaic (adjective) relating to or befitting Paradise Synonyms: paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal
paradisaical (adjective) relating to or befitting Paradise Synonyms: paradisaic, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal
paradisal (adjective) relating to or befitting Paradise Synonyms: paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisiac, paradisiacal
paradise (noun) any place of complete bliss and delight and peace Synonyms: nirvana, heaven, promised land, Eden, Shangri-la
paradisiac (adjective) relating to or befitting Paradise Synonyms: paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiacal
paradisiacal (adjective) relating to or befitting Paradise Synonyms: paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac
paradox (noun) (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
paradoxical (adjective) seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true Synonyms: self-contradictory
paradoxically (adverb) in a paradoxical manner
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 (verb) divide into paragraphs, as of text
(verb) write about in a paragraph
(verb) write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
(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)
(verb) be parallel to
(verb) make or place parallel to something Synonyms: collimate
(verb) duplicate or match Synonyms: duplicate, twin
(adjective) being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
(adjective) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
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
parallelize (verb) place parallel to one another
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
paralyse (verb) make powerless and unable to function Synonyms: paralyze
(verb) cause to be paralyzed and immobile Synonyms: paralyze
paralysis (noun) loss of the ability to move a body part Synonyms: palsy
paralytic (adjective) affected with paralysis Synonyms: paralyzed
(adjective) relating to or of the nature of paralysis Synonyms: paralytical
(noun) a person suffering from paralysis
paralytical (adjective) relating to or of the nature of paralysis Synonyms: paralytic
paralyze (verb) make powerless and unable to function Synonyms: paralyse
(verb) cause to be paralyzed and immobile Synonyms: paralyse
paralyzed (adjective) affected with paralysis Synonyms: paralytic
paramagnet (noun) magnet made of a substance whose magnetization is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field applied to it
paramagnetic (adjective) of or relating to a paramagnet
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 (adjective) of or denoting a person who is trained to assist physicians and nurses in their activities
(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
parametric (adjective) of or relating to or in terms of a parameter
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
(adjective) of or relating to a group of civilians organized to function like or to assist a military unit
paramnesia (noun) (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
paramount (adjective) having superior power and influence Synonyms: predominant, predominate, preponderant, preponderating, overriding
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
paranasal (adjective) adjacent to the nasal cavities
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 (adjective) suffering from paranoia
(noun) a person afflicted with paranoia Synonyms: paranoiac
paranormal (adjective) seemingly outside normal sensory channels Synonyms: extrasensory
(adjective) not in accordance with scientific laws
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 (verb) express the same message in different words Synonyms: rephrase, reword
(noun) rewording for the purpose of clarification Synonyms: paraphrasis
paraphrasis (noun) rewording for the purpose of clarification Synonyms: paraphrase
paraphrastic (adjective) altered by paraphrasing
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 (adjective) suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord
(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

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