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.
(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
Vice parries wideCowper.
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
Let him construe the letter into English, and parse it over perfectly.Ascham.
(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.
A prodigal king is nearer a tyrant than a parsimonious.Bacon.
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.Addison.
Syn. Covetous; niggardly; miserly; penurious; close; saving; mean; stingy; frugal. See Avaricious.