Parroter to Parted

(Par"rot*er) n. One who simply repeats what he has heard. [R.] J. S. Mill.

(Par"rot*ry) n. Servile imitation or repetition. [R.] Coleridge. "The supine parrotry." Fitzed. Hall.

(Par"rot's-bill`) n. [So called from the resemblance of its curved superior petal to a parrot's bill.] (Bot.) The glory pea. See under Glory.

(Par"ry) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Parrying.] [F. paré, p. p. of parer. See Pare, v. t.]

1. To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm. Locke.

Vice parries wide
The undreaded volley with a sword of straw.

2. To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade.

The French government has parried the payment of our claims.
E. Everett.

(Par"ry), v. i. To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc. Locke.

(Par"ry), n.; pl. Parries A warding off of a thrust or blow, as in sword and bayonet exercises or in boxing; hence, figuratively, a defensive movement in debate or other intellectual encounter.

(Parse) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Parsing.] [L. pars a part; pars orationis a part of speech. See Part, n.] (Gram.) To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by government or agreement; to analyze and describe grammatically.

Let him construe the letter into English, and parse it over perfectly.

(Par"see) n. [Hind. & Per. parsi a Persian, a follower of Zoroaster, a fire worshiper. Cf. Persian.]

1. One of the adherents of the Zoroastrian or ancient Persian religion, descended from Persian refugees settled in India; a fire worshiper; a Gheber.

2. The Iranian dialect of much of the religious literature of the Parsees.

(Par"see*ism) n. The religion and customs of the Parsees.

(Pars"er) n. One who parses.

(Par`si*mo"ni*ous) a. [Cf. F. parcimonieux. See Parsimony.] Exhibiting parsimony; sparing in expenditure of money; frugal to excess; penurious; niggardly; stingy.Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ly, adv. Par`si*mo"ni*ous*ness, n.

A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious.

Extraordinary funds for one campaign may spare us the expense of many years; whereas a long, parsimonious war will drain us of more men and money.

Syn. — Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving; mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious.

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