Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A prefix of Greek origin, meaning ‘from beside,’ ‘beside,’ ‘near,’ ‘by,’ etc. See etymology.
  • noun An abbreviation of Paraguay.
  • noun A copper coin of Servia (one centime).
  • noun A coin of the Turkish dominions, struck in silver and in copper, and current from the end of the seventeenth century.
  • noun (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.).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.

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  • noun Formerly, a subunit of currency in several countries in the Ottoman/Turkish and Yugoslav regions.
  • noun medicine A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
  • adjective Australia, slang very drunk
  • noun A paragraph.
  • noun A paratrooper.

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  • noun (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
  • noun 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia
  • noun port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin
  • noun a soldier in the paratroops
  • noun an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows

Etymologies

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The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

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Shortened from paralytic

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Shortened from paragraph

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Shortened from paratrooper

Examples

  • We readily excuse the proverb, "_Quem vai para Pará para_" ( "He who goes to

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  • “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.

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  • “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.

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  • “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.

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  • The "guns" and asked if i would be interested in para marine training, (he really wasn't ASKING) So thinking I was pretty

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  • 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.

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  • Yup, the first para is kind of a mess of character introductions, quickly resolved by paragraph four but annoying nonetheless.

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  • Sprinkle all the info in para 1 in little dribbles throughout the first chapter.

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  • Instead, they have high involvement in "para-church" institutions like Bible study groups and other kinds of fellowship.

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  • For; in order to. Not to be confused with por.

    December 2, 2007

  • Seven independent derivations in English:

    1) Turkish coin (from Persian pãra)

    2) short for Para rubber (from Pará, Brazil)

    3) a large tropical evergreen fern, Marattia fraxinea (Maori, para)

    4) the hog deer, Axis porcinus (native name in India)

    5) short for paragraph (from Greek para-)

    6) short for paratrooper (from Latin parare)

    7) a woman who has given birth to a given number of children (from Latin parus).

    April 1, 2009