adj. Beyond the scope of normal scientific investigation or explanation.
—n. Expression of a passage in other words. —v. (-sing) express the meaning of (a passage) thus. [greek: related to *para-1]
n. Paralysis below the waist. paraplegic adj. & n. [greek: related to *para-1, plesso strike]
n.pl. Parachute troops. [contraction]
n. Us outdoor car park.
disease n. (also parkinsonism) progressive disease of the nervous system with tremor, muscular rigidity, and emaciation. [parkinson, name of a surgeon]
- law n. Notion that work expands to fill the time available for it. [parkinson, name of a writer]
n. - (parliament) a (in the uk) highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the house of lords, and the house of commons. B members of this for a particular period, esp. Between elections.
- similar legislature in other states. [french: related to *parlance]
n. Word formed from a verb (e.g. Going, gone, being, been) and used in compound verb-forms (e.g. Is going, has been) or as an adjective (e.g. Working woman, burnt toast). participial adj. [latin: related to *participate]
—adj. - relating to or considered as one thing or person as distinct from others; individual (in this particular case).
- more than is usual; special (took particular care).
adj. Formal about to give birth. [latin pario part- bring forth]