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para

Noun

1 (obstetrics) the number of live-born 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]
2 100 para equal 1 dinar
3 a soldier in the paratroops [syn: paratrooper]
4 an estuary in northern Brazil into which the Tocantins River flows [syn: Para River]
5 port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin [syn: Belem, Feliz Lusitania, Santa Maria de Belem, St. Mary of Bethlehem]

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English

Etymology 1

Noun

  1. Formerly, one-hundredth of a dinar in Yugoslavia and, later, in the constituent states of that country.

Etymology 2

The second part of words such as primipara and multipara

Noun

  1. A woman who has had a certain number of pregnancies, indicated by the number prepended to this word.
Related terms

Etymology 3

Shortened from paragraph

Noun

  1. Short form of paragraph.

Etymology 4

Shortened from paratrooper

Noun

  1. Short form of paratrooper.

Albanian

Preposition

para

Bosnian

Noun

para

Crimean Tatar

Noun

para

Declension

Synonyms

Croatian

Noun

  1. steam

Declension

Finnish

Noun

para
  1. (witchcraft) A being created to bring milk or butter to its creator.

Derived terms

French

Verb

  1. Form of Third-person singular past historic, parer

Noun

  1. sea

Hungarian

Noun

para

Indonesian

Adverb

para
  1. some (when talking about people)

Lithuanian

Noun

para
  1. 24 hours (day)
    Aš manau kad užtruks apie vieną parą. — I think it will take about 24 hours.

Polish

Pronunciation

Declension

Portuguese

Preposition

  1. for (towards)

Quechua

Noun

para

Serbian

Noun

para

Cyrillic spelling

Spanish

Etymology

A corruption of the older form pora (a combination of por and a), influenced by the archaic preposition par. http://ab.dip-caceres.org/alcantara/alcantara_online/53_54/53_54_003f.htm

Preposition

para

Synonyms

See also

Turkish

Noun

para

Extensive Definition

Para may refer to:

References

para in Breton: Para
para in Danish: Para
para in German: Para
para in French: Para
para in Latvian: Para
para in Dutch: Para
para in Polish: Para
para in Portuguese: Pará (desambiguação)
para in Slovak: Para (rozlišovacia stránka)
para in Turkish: Para (anlam ayrım)
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