Parry may refer to

* Parry County, New South Wales
* A parry, a manoeuvre in fencing.
* PARRY, a simulation program in artificial intelligence.
* The manufacturer of Parry People Movers.
* Parry (automobile company), an American manufacturer, based in Indianapolis, Indiana.
* Parry, an English football-based game.

= Parry is a name originally derived from shortening 'ap Harry' (Welsh for "son of Harry"). =

It may be a surname and refer to

* Alan Parry (born c. 1947), British football (soccer) and athletics commentator
* Bill Parry (1934–2006), British mathematician
* Charles Parry, (disambiguation)
* Charles Christopher Parry (1823-1890), American botanist and mountaineer
* Edward Parry (1893–1972), British naval officer
* Edward Abbott Parry (1863-1943), British judge and dramatist
* Sir Hubert Parry (1848–1918), British composer
* several people named John Parry
* Joseph Parry (1841—1903), Welsh composer and musician
* John Orlando Parry (1810-1879), English actor, pianist and singer
* Maurice Parry, Welsh footballer
* Mike Parry, American broadcaster
* Milman Parry (1902–1935), American philologist
* Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
* Rick Parry, British football official
* Stephen Parry, Australian Senator
* Thomas Gambier Parry (1816–1888), British artist and art collector
* Thomas Parry (Chennai merchant) (1768-1824)
* William Parry (disambiguation)
* William Parry (d. 1585), would be assassin of Elizabeth I of England
* William Parry (politician) (1878 – 1952), New Zealand politician
* Sir William Edward Parry (1790–1855), British admiral and Arctic explorer

Parry may be the name of a fictional character, including

* Parry, character in the movie "The Fisher King".
* Will Parry, character in the series "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman.
* Parry, character in the series "Incarnations of Immortality" by Piers Anthony.
* Stanislaus Grumman, or Colonel John Parry, a fictional character from Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

Parry may be part of a placename, including

* Parry Peak, a mountain in the Rocky Mountains.
* Parry Peninsula
* Parry Sound, Ontario
* Parry Sound District, Ontario
* Parry's Corner, Chennai, India

Plants (botany)

* Parry Pinyon, a kind of pine tree.
* Parry's Penstemon, a perennial flowering shrub.

See also

* Perry (disambiguation)

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  • Parry — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Bill Parry (1934–2006), britischer Mathematiker Caleb Hillier Parry (1755–1822), englischer Arzt Charles Christopher Parry (1823–1890), amerikanischer Biologe David Parry (* 1949), britischer Dirigent Edward… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Parry — Par ry (p[a^]r r[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parried} (p[a^]r r[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Parrying}.] [F. par[ e], p. p. of parer. See {Pare}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parry [1] — Parry (spr. Pärri), William Eduard, geb. 19. Dec. 1790 in Bath, Sohn des als Schriftsteller bekannten Arztes Caleb Hillier P.; diente seit 1803 als Midshipman auf dem englischen Schiffe Stadt Paris, befehligte später im Belt ein Kanonenboot,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Parry — Parry, 1) Sir William Edward, engl. Polarfahrer, geb. 19. Dez. 1790 in Bath, gest. 8. Juli 1855 in Ems, trat 1808 in die englische Flotte und führte 1818 bei der zur Aufsuchung einer nordwestlichen Durchfahrt unter Roß abgesandten Expedition das… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Parry — Parry, Sir William Edward, brit. Seemann, geb. 19. Dez. 1790 zu Bath, drang als Leutnant 1811 bis zu 76° n. B. vor, nahm 1818 an der Nordpolfahrt des Kapitäns John Roß teil, leitete 1819 27 vier wichtige Nordpolreisen, auf denen er den… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Parry — (Parry), Sir William Edward, geb. 1790 zu Bath, gest. 1855 als Admiral und Vicegouverneur des Marinehospitals zu Greenwich, berühmt durch 4 Reisen in die amerikan. Polargegenden, Entdecker der Barrowstraße. (»Vier Reisen gegen den Nordpol« Lond.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • parry — [par′ē] vt. parried, parrying [prob. < Fr parez, imper. of parer < It parare, to ward off < L parare, to PREPARE] 1. to ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.) 2. to counter or ward off (criticism, a prying question,… …   English World dictionary

  • parry — par ry, v. i. To ward off, evade, or turn aside something, as a blow, argument, etc. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parry — par ry, n.; pl. {Parries}. A warding off of a thrust or blow, as in sword and bayonet exercises or in boxing; hence, figuratively, a defensive movement in debate or other intellectual encounter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parry [2] — Parry, Vorgebirg an der Westküste von Grönland, südlich der Insel Prudhoe …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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