1. [ verb ] decrease gradually or bit by bit
Synonyms: pare_down
Related terms: decrease
2. [ verb ] cut small bits or pare shavings from
Synonyms: whittle

"whittle a piece of wood"

Related terms: cut paring
3. [ verb ] strip the skin off ("pare apples")
Synonyms: peel skin
Related terms: strip peel_off flay skin parer peeler peeler skinner
4. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6848
5. [ verb ] remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
Synonyms: trim

"pare one's fingernails" "trim the photograph" "trim lumber"

Related terms: cut dress trimmer
Similar spelling:   par