[non-puh-rel] /ˌnɒn pəˈrɛl/
having no equal; peerless.
a person or thing having no equal.
a small pellet of colored sugar for decorating candy, cake, and cookies.
a flat, round, bite-sized piece of chocolate covered with this sugar.
a person or thing that is unsurpassed or unmatched; peerless example
(formerly) a size of printers’ type equal to 6 point
(US) a small bead of coloured sugar used to decorate cakes, biscuits, etc
(mainly US) a flat round piece of chocolate covered with this sugar
having no match or equal; peerless
late 15c., “having no equal,” from Middle French nonpareil “unequalled, peerless,” from non- “not” (see non-) + pareil “equal.” The noun meaning “an unequaled person or thing” is from 1590s; first applied to a kind of candy 1690s. As the name of a printing type (6 point size) it is attested from 1640s.
One of five pedagogical languages based on Markov algorithms, used in [“Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine Independent Language for the Study of Semantics”, B. Higman, ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968)]. The others were Brilliant, Diamond, Pearl and Ruby.
[pair-uh nt, par-] /ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-/ noun 1. a father or a mother. 2. an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor. 3. a source, origin, or cause. 4. a protector or guardian. 5. Biology. any organism that produces or generates another. 6. Physics. the first nuclide in a radioactive series. adjective 7. being the original source: a […]
[puh-ren-tl] /pəˈrɛn tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a . 2. proper to or characteristic of a : parental feelings. 3. having the relation of a . 4. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations preceding the filial generation, each generation being designated by a P followed by a subscript number indicating its place […]
[pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-] /ˌpɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or any of its members. 2. enacted or established by a . 3. having a . 4. of the nature of a . 5. in accordance with the formal rules governing the methods of […]
[puh-roh-kee-uh l] /pəˈroʊ ki əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes: parochial churches in Great Britain. 2. of or relating to parochial schools or the education they provide. 3. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial views; a parochial mentality. /pəˈrəʊkɪəl/ adjective 1. narrow […]