1. [ adjective ] being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting

"parallel lines never converge" "concentric circles are parallel" "dancers in two parallel rows"

Related terms: oblique perpendicular nonconvergent antiparallel collateral comparable symmetrical
2. [ noun ] something having the property of being analogous to something else
Synonyms: analogue analog
Related terms: similarity analogy
3. [ verb ] be parallel to

"Their roles are paralleled by ours"

Related terms: match analogue
4. [ noun ] (geography) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
Synonyms: line_of_latitude parallel_of_latitude latitude
Related terms: line horse_latitude tropic polar_circle
5. [ verb ] make or place parallel to something
Synonyms: collimate

They paralleled the ditch to the highway."

Related terms: change
6. [ adjective ] (computer science) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
Synonyms: in_parallel

"parallel processing"

Related terms: computer_science synchronous
7. [ verb ] duplicate or match
Synonyms: duplicate twin

"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

Related terms: match counterpart
Similar spelling:   parallelize