[par-ee] /ˈpær i/
verb (used with object), parried, parrying.
to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert.
to turn aside; evade or dodge:
to parry an embarrassing question.
verb (used without object), parried, parrying.
to parry a thrust, blow, etc.
noun, plural parries.
an act or instance of parrying, as in fencing.
a defensive movement in fencing.
[par-ee] /ˈpær i/
Milman, 1902–35, U.S. classical scholar and philologist.
William Edward, 1790–1855, English arctic explorer.
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
to ward off (an attack) by blocking or deflecting, as in fencing
(transitive) to evade (questions), esp adroitly
noun (pl) -ries
an act of parrying, esp (in fencing) using a stroke or circular motion of the blade
a skilful evasion, as of a question
Sir (Charles) Hubert (Hastings). 1848–1918, English composer, noted esp for his choral works
Sir William Edward. 1790–1855, English arctic explorer, who searched for the Northwest Passage (1819–25) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1827)
1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer “ward off,” from Italian parare “to ward or defend a blow” (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.
noun 1. a water channel in N Canada running between Baffin Bay on the E and the Arctic Ocean on the W: separates the Queen Elizabeth Islands (N) from the rest of the Arctic Archipelago.
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. former name of the .
[pahrz] /pɑrz/ noun, plural partes [pahr-teez] /ˈpɑr tiz/ (Show IPA) 1. (in prescriptions) a part. [pahr] /pɑr/ noun 1. an equality in value or standing; a level of equality: The gains and the losses are on a par. 2. an average, usual, or normal amount, degree, quality, condition, standard, or the like: above par; to […]
[pahrs, pahrz] /pɑrs, pɑrz/ verb (used with object), parsed, parsing. 1. to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc. 2. to describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, identifying the part of speech, inflectional form, syntactic function, etc. 3. to analyze (something, as a speech or […]