December 28, 2016
Learner's Word of the Day
parallel /ˈperəˌlɛl/ verb

parallels; paralleled; paralleling

The stream parallels the road.
The stream parallels the road.
Learner's definition of PARALLEL

[+ object]

1 : to be similar or equal to (something)

  • Their test results parallel our own.

  • Nothing parallels that experience. [=that experience is unlike any other experience; it is unique]

2 : to happen at the same time as (something) and in a way that is related or connected

  • Rising prices parallel increasing fuel costs.

  • Spending is paralleled by an increase in the number of loans given.

3 : to be parallel to (something) : to go or extend in the same direction as (something)

  • The highway parallels the river.

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