|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|
|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|
They paralleled the ditch to the highway."
|6.||[ adjective ] (computer science) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations|
|Related terms:||computer_science synchronous|
|7.||[ verb ] duplicate or match|
"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
|Related terms:||match counterpart|