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Par vs. Even

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Parpreposition

By; with.

Evenadjective

Flat and level.

‘Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even.’;

Parnoun

Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

Evenadjective

Without great variation.

‘Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.’;

Parnoun

Equality of condition or circumstances.

Evenadjective

Equal in proportion, quantity, size, etc.

‘The distribution of food must be even.’;

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Parnoun

The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.

‘He needs to make this shot for par.’;

Evenadjective

Divisible by two.

‘Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.’;

Parnoun

A hole in which a player achieves par.

Evenadjective

(of a number) Convenient for rounding other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.

Parnoun

(UK) An amount which is taken as an average or mean.

Evenadjective

On equal monetary terms; neither owing nor being owed.

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Parverb

To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.

‘He will need to par every hole in order to win this game.’;

Evenadjective

(colloquial) On equal terms of a moral sort; quits.

‘You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you here—so now we're even.’;

Parnoun

See Parr.

Evenadjective

parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.

Parnoun

Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

Evenadjective

(obsolete) Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.

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Parnoun

Equality of condition or circumstances.

Evenadjective

(obsolete) Associate; fellow; of the same condition.

Parnoun

An amount which is taken as an average or mean.

Evenverb

(transitive) To make flat and level.

‘We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.’;

Parnoun

The number of strokes required for a hole or a round played without mistake, two strokes being allowed on each hole for putting. Par represents perfect play, whereas bogey makes allowance on some holes for human frailty. Thus if par for a course is 75, bogey is usually put down, arbitrarily, as 81 or 82. If par for one hole is 5, a bogey is 6, and a score of 7 strokes would be a double bogey.

Evenverb

To equal.

Parpreposition

By; with; - used frequently in Early English in phrases taken from the French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay.

Evenverb

To be equal.

‘Thrice nine evens twenty seven.’;

Parnoun

(golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course;

‘a par-5 hole’; ‘par for this course is 72’;

Evenverb

To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.

Parnoun

a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced;

‘on a par with the best’;

Evenverb

To set right; to complete.

Parverb

make a score (on a hole) equal to par

Evenverb

To act up to; to keep pace with.

Parnoun

the number of strokes a first-class player should normally require for a particular hole or course

‘Woosnam had advanced from his overnight position of three under par’; ‘the sixteenth is a par five’;

Evenadverb

(archaic) Exactly, just, fully.

‘I fulfilled my instructions even as I had promised.’; ‘You are leaving tonight? — Even so.’; ‘This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.’;

Parnoun

a par score at a hole

‘a card that showed 16 pars, one eagle, and one birdie’;

Evenadverb

In reality; implying an extreme example in the case mentioned, as compared to the implied reality.

‘Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.’; ‘Did you even make it through the front door?’; ‘That was before I was even born.’;

Parnoun

the face value of a share or other security, as distinct from its market value

‘par value’; ‘the 9 per cent unsecured loan stock is redeemable at par’;

Evenadverb

Emphasizing a comparative.

‘I was strong before, but now I am even stronger.’;

Parnoun

the recognized value of one country's currency in terms of another's.

Evenadverb

Signalling a correction of one's previous utterance; rather, that is.

‘My favorite actor is Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicholson, even.’;

Parnoun

a paragraph

‘fifteen pars on the front page’;

Evennoun

An even number.

‘So let's see. There are two evens here and three odds.’;

Parverb

play (a hole) in par

‘he calmly parred the 17th’;

Evennoun

Evening.

Evennoun

Evening. See Eve, n. 1.

Evenadjective

Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate of motion of action; as, even ground; an even speed; an even course of conduct.

Evenadjective

Equable; not easily ruffled or disturbed; calm; uniformly self-possessed; as, an even temper.

Evenadjective

Parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit.

‘And shall lay thee even with the ground.’;

Evenadjective

Balanced; adjusted; fair; equitable; impartial; just to both sides; owing nothing on either side; - said of accounts, bargains, or persons indebted; as, our accounts are even; an even bargain.

‘To make the even truth in pleasure flow.’;

Evenadjective

Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.

Evenadjective

Associate; fellow; of the same condition.

Evenadjective

Not odd; capable of division by two without a remainder; - said of numbers; as, 4 and 10 are even numbers.

‘Whether the number of the stars is even or odd.’;

Evenverb

To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.

‘His temple Xerxes evened with the soil.’; ‘It will even all inequalities’;

Evenverb

To equal.

Evenverb

To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits; to make equal; as, to even the score.

Evenverb

To set right; to complete.

Evenverb

To act up to; to keep pace with.

Evenverb

To be equal.

Evenadverb

In an equal or precisely similar manner; equally; precisely; just; likewise; as well.

‘Even so did these Gauls possess the coast.’;

Evenadverb

Up to, or down to, an unusual measure or level; so much as; fully; quite.

‘Thou wast a soldierEven to Cato's wish.’; ‘Without . . . making us even sensible of the change.’;

Evenadverb

As might not be expected; - serving to introduce what is unexpected or less expected.

‘I have made several discoveries, which appear new, even to those who are versed in critical learning.’;

Evenadverb

At the very time; in the very case.

‘I knew they were bad enough to please, even when I wrote them.’; ‘By these presence, even the presence of Lord Mortimer.’;

Evenverb

make level or straight;

‘level the ground’;

Evenverb

become even or more even;

‘even out the surface’;

Evenverb

make even or more even

Evenadjective

divisible by two

Evenadjective

equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced;

‘even amounts of butter and sugar’; ‘on even terms’; ‘it was a fifty-fifty (or even) split’; ‘had a fifty-fifty (or even) chance’; ‘an even fight’;

Evenadjective

being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with);

‘an even application of varnish’; ‘an even floor’; ‘the road was not very even’; ‘the picture is even with the window’;

Evenadjective

symmetrically arranged;

‘even features’; ‘regular features’; ‘a regular polygon’;

Evenadjective

occurring at fixed intervals;

‘a regular beat’; ‘the even rhythm of his breathing’;

Evenadjective

of the score in a contest;

‘the score is tied’;

Evenadverb

used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected;

‘even an idiot knows that’; ‘declined even to consider the idea’; ‘I don't have even a dollar!’;

Evenadverb

in spite of; notwithstanding;

‘even when he is sick, he works’; ‘even with his head start she caught up with him’;

Evenadverb

to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;

‘looked sick and felt even worse’; ‘an even (or still) more interesting problem’; ‘still another problem must be solved’; ‘a yet sadder tale’;

Evenadverb

to the full extent;

‘loyal even unto death’;

Evennoun

the end of the day; evening

‘bring it to my house this even’;

Evenadjective

flat and smooth

‘prepare the site, then lay an even bed of mortar’;

Evenadjective

in the same plane or line; level

‘run a file along the saw to make all of the teeth even with each other’;

Evenadjective

equal in number, amount, or value

‘an even gender balance among staff and students’;

Evenadjective

equally balanced

‘the first half of the match was fairly even’;

Evenadjective

having little variation in quality; regular

‘they travelled at an even and leisurely pace’;

Evenadjective

(of a person's temper or disposition) equable; calm

‘she was known to have an even temper and to be difficult to rile’;

Evenadjective

(of a number, such as 2, 6, or 108) divisible by two without a remainder

‘any number doubled is even’; ‘a meter that reads only in even numbers’;

Evenadjective

bearing a number that is divisible by two without a remainder

‘headers can be placed on odd or even pages or both’;

Evenverb

make or become even

‘she cut the hair again to even up the ends’; ‘it's not exactly revenge I want, but I'd like things evened up’; ‘thereafter prices evened out’;

Evenadverb

used to emphasize something surprising or extreme

‘they have never even heard of the United States’; ‘they wore fur hats, even in summer’;

Evenadverb

used in comparisons for emphasis

‘he knows even less about it than I do’;

Evenadverb

used in questions to indicate confusion or exasperation

‘what even is bitcoin, anyway?’; ‘what is this whole thing even about?’;

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