parricide, n. patricide, father-killer, matricide, mother-killer, kin-killer, fratricide, sororicide; regicide, assassinator; homicide, murderer, slaughterer, killer; traitor, criminal, sinner.
parrot, n. 1. cockatoo, lory, mackaw, parakeet, myna.
2. mimic, mimicker, imitator, copyist, Inf. copycat; ape, monkey, echo, mockingbird.
-v. 3. repeat, echo, cuckoo; mimic, imitate, copy, Inf. copycat, ape, monkey; mirror, simulate.
parry, v. 1. ward off, fend off, divert, deflect, turn aside; shield from, defend against, stave off, Archaic. forfend; repulse, repel, drive back, keep off, keep at a distance, hold off; avert, prevent, obviate, preclude, forestall, debar, hinder, inhibit.
2. avoid, dodge, evade, elude; shun, stay clear of, get around, circumvent, sidestep, whiffle; fence, hedge, beat around the bush, qualify, prevaricate, quibble, equivocate, Inf waffle, fudge, sidetrack; tergiversate, vacillate, blow hot and cold, shilly-shally.
parsimonious, adj. stingy, miseFly, carking, skin-flinty, mean, tight, tight-fisted, closefisted, cheap, Sl. chintzy, moneygrubbing, grasping; niggardly, Rare, illiberal, cheeseparing, penurious; scrimping, penny-pinching, grudging, begrudging, ungenerous, stinting; thrifty, frugal, sparing, chary; economical, prudent, saving, penny-wise.
parsimony, n. 1. miserliness, niggardliness, penuriousness, meanness, churlishness, nearness; stinginess, tightness, tight-fistedness, closefistedness, cheapness, Sl. chintziness; graspingness, avidity, avarice, avariciousness, greed, cupidity, rapacity, rapaciousness, tenacity, covetousness; mercenariness, venality, usuriousness, usury, extortion, sordidness; selfishness, hard-heartedness, unyieldingness, misanthropy.
2. scrimpiness, shabbiness, grudgingness, begrudg-ingness, skimpiness, ungenerousness, ungenerosity; thrift, thriftiness, frugality, spareness, chariness, economy.
parson, n. 1. clergyman, cleric, clerk, ecclesiastic, churchman, reverend, cassock, man of God, man of the cloth, shepherd of souls, Brit, blackcoat; minister, divine, padre, priest, father, confessor; theologian, hierophant.
2. preacher, minister of the Gospel, sermonizer, ser-monist, Obs. Rare, sermoneer, All Usu. Disparaging. pulpiteer, pulpitarian, gospel-monger.
3. dean, pastor, rector, vicar, canon, prebendary, chaplain, U.S. Mil. Sl. sky pilot, curate, curd, abbd.
parsonage, n. 1. parish house, church house, rectory, Rom. Cath. Ch. presbytery, vicarage, deanery, pastorate, Southern U.S. pastorium, Brit. Archaic. glebe house.
2. English Eccles. Law. benefice, pastorate, episcopate, bishopric, diocese, see, deanery, chaplaincy, curacy.
part, n. 1. portion, division, majority, proportion; department, compartment, branch, group, subgroup, species, family; piece, parcel, fragment, fraction, can-tle; section, sector, segment, subdivision, detail, detachment; constituent, component, ingredient, complement; factor, element, part and parcel; appurtenance, leaven, accouterment.
2. particular, item, particle, bit, scrap, shred, crumb, morsel; snippet, cutting, wisp, rag, remnant, hank; slice, wedge, rasher, sliver, finger; hunk, lump, stump, butt, chunk; fraction, half, third, quarter, fifth, etc.
3. attribute, feature, mark, characteristic, trait; quality, property, character, nature; grade, kind, tone, color; stamp, caliber, grain, aspect, type.
4. chapter, column, phrase, clause, subclause, sentence; stanza, verse, verselet, strophe; meter, measure, stich, stave, line; excerpt, extract, quotation; paragraph, passage, article; serial, fascicle, number, issue, installment; book, volume, edition.