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Definition 1: (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where par or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a par-5 hole
  • par for this course is 72

(par is a kind of ...) a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

"the score was 7 to 0"

(par belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Definition 2: a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced - [noun denoting state]

Samples where par or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • on a par with the best

Synonyms for par in the sense of this definition

(par is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

(... is a kind of par ) social and political equality

"egality represents an extreme leveling of society"

(... is a kind of par ) equality of score in a contest

Definition 3: make a score (on a hole) equal to par - [verb of competition]

(par is a kind of ...) gain points in a game

"The home team scored many times" "He hit a home run" "He hit .300 in the past season"

(par belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

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