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par
American English: /pɑr/
British English: /pɑː/

Translation of par in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 1.1 (equal level) See examples: on a par (with somebody/something)the two athletes are on a par
    los dos atletas son del mismo nivel
    the two systems are more or less on a par
    los dos sistemas son más o menos parecidos or equivalentes
    the new law puts us on a par with workers in other countries
    la nueva ley nos pone en igualdad de condiciones or nos equipara con los trabajadores de otros países
    1.2 (accepted standard) See examples: his acting is not up to par
    su actuación no es del nivel adecuado
    his work was below par this month
    este mes su trabajo no estuvo a la altura de lo que se esperaba
    not to be/feel up to par, to be/feel below par [colloquial]
    no estar/sentirse del todo bien
  • 2 (Finance) 2.1par (of exchange) 2.2par (value) at par (value) above/below par (value)
    por encima/por debajo de la par
    Example sentences
    • The successful issuers of currency would be the organizations with reputations strong enough to maintain the market values of their securities at exact par.
    • Biddle actively pursued a policy of pressing state banks to redeem their outstanding banknotes at promised par or face value in specie.
    • The exchange said IFCI would place the shares with IDBI at par and subject to central bank approvals.
  • 3 three under/over par
    tres bajo/sobre par
    par for the course
    (normal, standard)
    lo normal
    lo habitual
    (lit: in golf)
    el par del recorrido
    Example sentences
    • They were 14 under par for four balls, but only level par for 36 holes of foursomes compared to England's 16 under.
    • The third hole is a par 3, and, like clockwork, there's always a backup on that tee.

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