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Definitions of parallel

  1. To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To produce or adduce as a parallel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To place or lay in the same direction, equally distant at all points; correspond to; equal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To place so as to be parallel: to correspond to:-pr.p. paralleling or or parallelling; pa.p. paralleled or parallelled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To correspond to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To be a parallel for; place parallel to, or in comparison with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To equal; to match; to correspond to. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To place parallel; to equal; to correspond to; to be equal to; to compare. Parallel ruler, a mathematical instrument formed of two equal rulers, movable about joints, but always remaining parallel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To place or set so as to be parallel; to equal; to resemble; to compare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Trenches in front of a fortified place parallel to the defences. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Direction conformable to that of another line, Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; - called also multiple. Opposed to series. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A line equally distant at all points from another line; resemblance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. A line always equidistant from another: a line marking latitude: likeness: a comparison: counterpart: (mil.) in pl. the trenches, generally dug parallel with the outline of the fortress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. A line equidistant at every point from another; likeness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. A line extending in the same direction with and equidistant at all points from another line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Essential likeness; something like or equal to another; a match. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; circles on the terrestrial sphere parallel to the equator; direction conformable to that of another line; likeness; comparison; a counterpart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. A line which is equidistant from another line throughout its whole length; a line on the globe marking latitude; anything equal to another in all essentia] particulars; resemblance; a comparison made. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. (computer science) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; - used with to and with. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Lying side by side; extended in the same direction and equally distant from each other at all points; as, parallel lines; having the same course; similar; corresponding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Side by side: (geom.) extended in the same direction and equidistant in all parts: with the same direction or tendency: running in accordance with: resembling in all essential points: like or similar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Equally distant at every point; similar in direction or aim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Extending or lying in the same direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Having a like course; similar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; having the same direction or tendency; running in accordance with something; resembling in essential particulars; similar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Lying side by side, and having always an equal distance from one another; having the same direction; equal in all essential points; like; similar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for parallel

  1. I mentioned Mr. Thistleton, sir, because his was in some respects a parallel case to the present one. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. The single reason has its parallel in our own day. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
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