4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Para \Pa*ra"\, noun [Turk., fr. Per. p[=a]rah a piece.] A piece of Turkish money, usually copper, the fortieth part of a piaster, or about one ninth of a cent.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Par'a \Pa*r['a]"\, noun

1. The southern arm of the Amazon in Brazil; also, a seaport on this arm. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Short for {Par['a] rubber}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Para-anaesthesia

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Para- \Par"a-\ [Gr. para' beside; prob. akin to E. for- in forgive. Cf. {For-}.]

1. A prefix signifying alongside of, beside, beyond, against, amiss; as parable, literally, a placing beside; paradox, that which is contrary to opinion; parachronism.

2. (Chem.) A prefix denoting: (a) Likeness, similarity, or connection, or that the substance resembles, but is distinct from, that to the name of which it is prefixed; as paraldehyde, paraconine, etc.; also, an isomeric modification. (b) Specifically: (Organ. Chem.) That two groups or radicals substituted in the benzene nucleus are opposite, or in the respective positions 1 and 4; 2 and 5; or 3 and 6, as paraxylene; paroxybenzoic acid. Cf. {Ortho-}, and {Meta-}. Also used adjectively.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children" [syn: {parity}, {para}]

2: 100 para equal 1 dinar in Yugoslavia

3: a soldier in the paratroops [syn: {paratrooper}, {para}]

4: an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows [syn: {Para}, {Para River}]

5: port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin [syn: {Belem}, {Para}, {Feliz Lusitania}, {Santa Maria de Belem}, {St. Mary of Bethlehem}]

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