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Parry

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb parry:

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Parry (to ward off or deflect, especially by a quick-witted answer) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun parry

What does parry mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: parries

  1. (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
    • domain: fencing
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: block / blocking = the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
  2. a return punch (especially by a boxer)

Alternative definition of the noun parry

noun

  1. A defensive or deflective action; an act of parrying.
  2. [fencing] A simple defensive action designed to deflect an attack, performed with the forte of the blade.

Specialised definition of the noun parry

Glossary of sports / equestrian

stopping (total halt) or collecting (half halt) of the horse or team of horses (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / fencing

the blocking of the attacked opening by means of a blade parry which drives the opponent's blade away, or a body parry, i.e. retreating backwards, sideways or downwards. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the blocking of an opponent's thrust. There are nine standard parries, named after Old French ordinal numbers, that protect various parts of the body from attack: prime, seconde, tierce, quarte, quinte, sixte, septime, octave and neuvième (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb parry

What does parry mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: parried

  1. impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball)
    • example: The fighter managed to parry his opponent
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of parry: block / deflect
    • more generic word: fence = fight with fencing swords
  2. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Alternative definition of the verb parry

verb

  1. To avoid, deflect, or ward off (an attack).

Specialised definition of the verb parry

Glossary of sports / fencing

to block the opponent's blade

Person

Who is Parry?

Parry a.k.a. Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music.

Characters

  1. Parry is a fictional film character.
  2. Parry is a fictional character from the tv series Teen Titans Go!.
  3. Parry is a fictional character from the 1948 film The Man from Colorado.

There are other characters with in their name, like Jack Parry.

Miscellanea

  1. Parry: A parry is a fencing bladework maneuver intended to deflect or block an incoming attack.
  2. PARRY was an early example of a chatterbot, implemented in 1972 by psychiatrist Kenneth Colby.
  3. Parry is a lunar crater that is attached to the southeast rim of the walled plain Fra Mauro. Attached to the west and southwest rim of Parry is the crater Bonpland. Due south of Parry is the small crater Tolansky, and farther to the south-southwest is Guericke.
    • also known as پرری

Phrases with Parry

Phrases starting with the word Parry:

  1. Parry Lily
  2. Parry Rush
  3. Parry Agave
  4. Parry Dalea
  5. Parry Grama
  6. Parry Sedge
  7. Parry Clover
  8. Parry Pinyon
  9. Parry's Rush
  10. Parry's Sage
  11. Parry's Agave
  12. Parry's Aster
  13. Parry's Grama
  14. Parry's Sedge
  15. Parry Oatgrass

Phrases ending with the word Parry:

  1. Mal-Parry
  2. Beat Parry
  3. Counter-parry
  4. Batocera Parry
  5. Circular Parry

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Parry

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Google previewFrom Prevention to Wellness Through Group Work (2014)

by Joan K Parry

Parry is the author of several articles, chapters, and books, including Social Work Practice with the Terminally III (1989) and A Cross Cultural Look at Death, Dying, and Religion (1995). CONTRIBUTORS Joanne Avery, BA, BSW, MSW, ...

Google previewProductivity in Natural Resource Industries (2014)

Improvement Through Innovation by R. David Simpson

PARRY is a fellow at Resources for the Future.

Google previewA New Biographical Dictionary, of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters, British and Foreign, of All Ranks and Professions (1825)

Parry is the au. thor of “An Inquiry into the Cause and Symptoms of Angina Pectoris,” 1799;-''Facts and Observations tending to show the Practicability and Advantage of producing in the British Isles, ...

Google previewA Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland: Supplement, corrigenda and general index (1849)

by John Burke

PARRY of HighNAM Court, co. GLoucester, 254 S. PARRY of MADRYN CASTLE, co. CARNARvoN ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sport and Games (1911)

by Charles Howard Suffolk and Berkshire (Earl.)

This requires good finger play, and must be done in the following manner: immediately after the parry, loosen the fingers (but keep them touching the hilt), and turn the finger-nails upwards. VVhile this is being done, the point must pass under ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of sport & games (1911)

by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk and Berkshire (Earl of), Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo

This requires good finger play, and must be done in the following manner: immediately after the parry, loosen the fingers (but keep them touching the hilt), and turn the finger-nails upwards. While this is being done, the point must pass under ...

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Quotes about Parry

Make new friends, but keep the old; Those are silver, these are gold. (Joseph Parry)
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Scrabble value of P3A1R1R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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