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[par-uh n] /ˈpær ən/

Thomas, Jr. 1892–1968, U.S. public health official.


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    [par-uh l] /ˈpær əl/ noun 1. Nautical. a sliding ring or collar of rope, wood, or metal that confines a yard or the jaws of a gaff to the mast but allows vertical movement. /ˈpærəl/ noun 1. (nautical) a ring that holds the jaws of a boom to the mast but lets it slide up […]

  • Parred

    [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 feel below par. 3. Golf. the number of strokes set as a standard for a […]

  • Parricide

    [par-uh-sahyd] /ˈpær əˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the act of killing one’s father, mother, or other close relative. 2. a person who commits such an act. /ˈpærɪˌsaɪd/ noun 1. the act of killing either of one’s parents 2. a person who kills his parent n. 1. “person who kills a parent or near relative” (1550s), also 2. […]

  • Parried

    [par-ee] /ˈpær i/ verb (used with object), parried, parrying. 1. to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert. 2. to turn aside; evade or dodge: to parry an embarrassing question. verb (used without object), parried, parrying. 3. to parry a thrust, blow, etc. noun, plural parries. 4. an act or instance […]

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