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for On a par
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Par \Par\, n. [L. par, adj., equal. See Peer an equal.]
1. 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.
2. Equality of condition or circumstances.
3. An amount which is taken as an average or mean. [Eng.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
4. (Golf) 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
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
At par, at the original price; neither at a discount nor at
a premium; -- used especially of financial instruments,
such as bonds.
Above par, at a premium.
(a) at a discount.
(a) less than the expected or usual quality; -- of the
quality of objects and of the performance of people;
as, he performed below par in the game.
On a par, on a level; in the same condition, circumstances,
position, rank, etc.; as, their pretensions are on a par;
his ability is on a par with his ambition.
Par of exchange. See under Exchange.
Par value, nominal value; face value; -- used especially of
financial instruments, such as bonds.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "on a par":
alike, at par, au pair, commensurate, drawn, equal, equalized,
even, even stephen, fifty-fifty, half-and-half, knotted, level,
like, nip and tuck, on a footing, on a level, on even ground, par,
proportionate, quits, square, stalemated, tied
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