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1. parallel

adjective. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting.

Synonyms

  • symmetric
  • antiparallel
  • nonintersecting
  • collateral
  • symmetrical
  • nonconvergent

Antonyms

  • incomparable
  • perpendicular
  • oblique
  • differ

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Parallel

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  • alpharel
  • amabel
  • annabel
  • ansell
  • ashwell
  • assubel
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  • bagwell
  • bakewell
  • barbell
  • bardwell
  • barnwell
  • becknell
  • bedwell
  • bethel
  • bidwell

How to spell parallel? Is it paralel? Or parrallel? Common misspellings are:

  • paralel
  • parrallel

Example sentences of the word parallel


1. Adverb
If they don't run parallel, your alignment is off and you need to reset your feet.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Keep the blade parallel to the work surface.

3. Adjective
Line up your piece of cardboard so its grain is parallel to the edge of your work surface.

Quotes containing the word parallel


1. Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
- Paul Cezanne

2. Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

2. parallel-park

verb. park directly behind another vehicle.

3. parallel-veined_leaf

noun. a leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem.

Synonyms

  • leaf
  • leafage

4. parallel

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] something having the property of being analogous to something else.

Synonyms

  • echo
  • analog
  • similarity

Antonyms

  • disjoin
  • unbalance
  • juvenile
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. parallel

verb. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] be parallel to.

Synonyms

  • match
  • jibe
  • check
  • agree
  • fit
  • gibe
  • correspond

Antonyms

  • unmuzzle
  • fall short of
  • unhealthy
  • ill

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

6. parallel

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.

Synonyms

  • parallel of latitude
  • polar circle
  • latitude
  • line
  • horse latitude
  • tropic

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • attack
  • start

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

7. parallel

verb. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] make or place parallel to something.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • different
  • refuse
  • dissent
  • defuse

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. parallel

adjective. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations.

Synonyms

  • synchronous
  • synchronic

Antonyms

  • fall back
  • unearned run
  • earned run

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

9. parallel

noun. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes).

Antonyms

  • mismatched

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

10. parallel

verb. ['ˈpɛrəˌlɛl'] duplicate or match.

Synonyms

  • match
  • jibe
  • check
  • twin
  • duplicate
  • agree
  • fit
  • gibe
  • correspond

Antonyms

  • unfit
  • unsound
  • inappropriate
  • unready

Etymology

  • παράλληλος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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