Definitions For Parallel


  • Something having the property of being analogous to something else
  • An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  • (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
  • A way in which things are similar : a shared quality or characteristic
  • Something that is equal or similar
  • Any one of the imaginary circles on the surface of the Earth that are parallel to the equator and that are shown as lines on maps


  • Make or place parallel to something
  • Be parallel to
  • Duplicate or match
  • To be similar or equal to (something)
  • To happen at the same time as (something) and in a way that is related or connected
  • To be parallel to (something) : to go or extend in the same direction as (something)


  • Being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting


  • Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations

Is Parallel a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
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Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Parallel is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Parallel in a Sentence

  • The parallel careers of the two movie stars
  • These two sentences are parallel in structure.
  • Notice the parallel development of the two technologies.
  • These myths have some striking parallels with myths found in cultures around the world.
  • There are many parallels between the stories.
  • Most of the United States is south of the 49th parallel.
  • Their test results parallel our own.
  • Rising prices parallel increasing fuel costs.
  • Spending is paralleled by an increase in the number of loans given.

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Antonyms for Parallel

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