American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coin of the Turkish dominions, struck in silver and in copper, and current from the end of the seventeenth century. The modern para is of copper, and is the fortieth part of the piaster, the latter being worth about 4.4 United States cents.
- n. (pä′ rä). In the East Indies, a measure of capacity (at Bombay 3⅓ bushels); also, a measure of weight (at Ceylon from 30 to 50 pounds, according to the commodity, as coffee, pepper, rice, etc.).
- n. A prefix of Greek origin, meaning ‘from beside,’ ‘beside,’ ‘near,’ ‘by,’ etc. See etymology. It often denotes correspondence of parts, It is used in the formation of new scientific terms, but is not regarded as an established formative in English. In chemistry the prefix signifies close relation, as in
paraldehyde, a polymer of aldehyde, or that a compound is formed from benzene by substituting other elements or radicals for two hydrogen atoms in the benzene ring, and that these atoms have an opposite position in the ring. (See ortho-and meta-.) In biology it indicates comparison with something else, yet a distinctness or difference therefrom in one of many or various ways. In pathology it signifies a condition differing in quality from normal.
- n. A copper coin of Servia (one centime).
- n. An abbreviation of Paraguay.
- n. Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.
- n. medicine A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
- n. A paragraph.
- n. A paratrooper.
- adj. Australia, slang very drunk
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.
- n. (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
- n. 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia
- n. port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin
- n. a soldier in the paratroops
- n. an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows
- Shortened from paralytic (Wiktionary)
- Serbo-Croatian, from Turkish, from Persian parāh, piece, para. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We readily excuse the proverb, "_Quem vai para Pará para_" ( "He who goes to”
“I learned that "para" does not refer to paraplegic, but instead, "para" comes from the Greek word meaning "beside," since the Games are held alongside”
““Uh, not really,” I said, focusing on a worksheet about usage of the word por versus the word para, just in case Señora Alvarez showed up, just in case she remembered that she had assigned us homework.”
“Cre una torre de alta tensin para demostrar el transporte de energa impiety cable y gratuito y al pedir ms dinero para seguir criminal las investigaciones, se lo denegaron criminal intencin premeditada.”
“Yup, the first para is kind of a mess of character introductions, quickly resolved by paragraph four but annoying nonetheless.”
“The "guns" and asked if i would be interested in para marine training, (he really wasn't ASKING) So thinking I was pretty”
“Sprinkle all the info in para 1 in little dribbles throughout the first chapter.”
“Instead, they have high involvement in "para-church" institutions like Bible study groups and other kinds of fellowship.”
“One of the stranger things (to me, at least) about para para is that smiling does not seem to be required, or even desirable.”
“The "grave consequences" mentioned in para 13 of the Dorn Affirmation is a conclusory allegation, for which prosecution of the torturers is the only conceivable consequence.”
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