par /ˈpɑɚ/ noun
plural pars
plural pars
Learner's definition of PAR
: the number of strokes a good golfer is expected to take to finish a golf hole or course
[noncount] business : the value of a stock or bond that is printed on the paper of the stock or bond itself or that is decided upon when the stock or bond is issued
called also par value

above par

: better than normal or expected : very good

below par

also under par
: worse than expected : not very good : bad

on (a) par with

: at the same level or standard as (someone or something else)

par for the course

: normal or typical : not unusual or unexpected

up to par

: good enough : as good as expected or wanted usually used in negative statements