Meaning of PARA in English

I. ˈpärə noun

( -s )

Etymology: Turkish, from Persian pārah, literally, piece


a. : a Turkish monetary unit equal in modern Turkey to 1/4000 of a lira

b. : a small originally silver coin representing one para unit


a. : any one of several units of value formerly used in countries at one time under the Turkish Empire (as in Serbia 1/100 dinar and in Montenegro 1/100 perper) ; also : one of the corresponding coins

b. plural para

[Serbo-Croatian, from Turkish]

: a Yugoslav unit of value equal to 1/100 of a dinar — see money table

III. ˈparə, pəˈrä noun

( -s )

Usage: usually capitalized

: para rubber

IV. ˈparə, ˈpärə noun

( -s )

Etymology: native name in India

: hog deer

V. |parə noun

( plural par·as or par·ae -ˌrē)

Etymology: -para

: a woman delivered of a specified number of children — used in combination with a term or figure to indicate the number

a 36-year-old para 5

— compare gravida

VI. adjective

Etymology: para- (I)

1. : relating to, characterized by, or being two positions in the benzene ring that are separated by two carbon atoms — compare para- 2b

2. : of, relating to, or being a diatomic molecule (as of hydrogen) in which the nuclei of the atoms are spinning in opposite directions — opposed to ortho

ortho- para conversion

VI. abbreviation


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