A Filipino/Tagalog word that means "to stop". This word is often used in jeepneys in the Philippines since Jeepney drivers don't stop in the corressponding jeepney stops.

The word is believed to have originated from the spanish word "Para", Meaning "TO" or in the "DIRECTION OF" when referring to a specific place:
SPANISH: Voy para Europa.
ENGLISH: I'm heading to Europe.

"Para" has two meanings:
1) To Stop.
2) As Preposition
Usage 1:
* A student riding a jeepney have reached the school *
Student: Mama, Para po, sa tabi lng. ( Sir, please stop on the sidewalk.)

Usage 2:
Ang Dog House ay para sa ASO. ( The dog house is for the dog )
by Javarush October 15, 2005
To become extremely intoxicated.
Derived from Paralysed, Paranoid.
I got way para last night, it was radcore.
by erratika June 18, 2004
The manliest of guns in the game of counterstrike.
You had an AWP and got owned by a Para you nub!
by yeti100 June 30, 2003
Arabian slang term for Money.
I'm dead broke. I have no para!!

I'm tired of these gold diggers. All they want is para.
by Arab.Money September 25, 2009
To be harsh and controlling such as a ranking officer commanding subordinates

The act of being a control-freak

Origin: from paramilitary
If you keep acting all para your going to have to do the project yourself
by advoss November 19, 2006
To get really drunk
(stemming from the word paraletic)
"Let's get so para!"
"Corr, he was so para last night!"
by Tom Wardle March 23, 2007
To be harsh and controlling such as a ranking officer commanding subordinates

The act of being a control-freak

Origin: from paramilitary
If you keep acting all para your going to have to do the project yourself
by advoss December 24, 2006

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