Fay vs Par - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between fay and par

is that fay is to fit or fay can be (dialectal) to cleanse; clean out while par is (golf) to reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.

As nouns the difference between fay and par

is that fay is a fairy; an elf or fay can be a white person while par is equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.

As a adjective fay

is white.

As a preposition par is

by; with.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

fay

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) feyen, feien, from (etyl) . More at (l).

Verb

(en verb)
  • To fit.
  • To join or unite closely or tightly.
  • * US Patent Application 20070033853, 2006:
  • Under the four outer corners of the horizontal frame platform 22 are four tubular leg sleeves 23 that are fay together one at each outer corner.
  • * Model Shipbuilders , 2010:
  • I have a strip cutter and I can cut the exact widths I need to fit, they are easy to fay together and attach very firmly to the bulkheads.
  • To lie close together.
  • To fadge.
  • Derived terms
    * faying surface

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) fegien, . More at (l), (l), (l).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dialectal) To cleanse; clean out.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) faie, . More at fairy.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fairy; an elf.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.ii:
  • that mighty Princesse did complaine / Of grieuous mischiefes, which a wicked Fay / Had wrought [...].
    See also
    * fey * fae

    Etymology 4

    Abbreviation of (ofay).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A white person.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • White.
  • * 1946 , Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe, Really the Blues , Payback Press 1999, p. 62:
  • I really went for Ray's press roll on the drums; he was the first fay boy I ever heard who mastered this vital foundation of jazz music.

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    par

    English

    Etymology 1

    Abbreviation.

    Abbreviation

    (Abbreviation) (head)
  • paragraph
  • parallel
  • parenthesis
  • parish
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • By; with.
  • Usage notes
    * Used frequently in Middle English in phrases taken from French, being sometimes written as a part of the word which it governs; as, par amour, or paramour; par cas, or parcase; par fay, or parfay.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Equal value; equality of nominal and actual value; the value expressed on the face or in the words of a certificate of value, as a bond or other commercial paper.
  • Equality of condition or circumstances.
  • (golf, mostly uncountable) The allotted number of strokes to reach the hole.
  • He needs to make this shot for par .
  • (golf, countable) A hole in which a player achieves par
  • * {{quote-news, 2009, January 18, , Paul Casey storms to four-stroke lead in Abu Dhabi, Herald Sun citation
  • , passage=Kaymer started with six straight pars before making a birdie on the seventh and an eagle on the eighth. }}
    Derived terms
    * below par * on par, on a par * par for the course * under par * up to par

    Verb

    (parr)
  • (golf) To reach the hole in the allotted number of strokes.
  • He will need to par every hole in order to win this game.

    Etymology 3

    Compare (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Young salmon. (also spelled parr)
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