from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The symbol (¶).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The paragraph mark ¶.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a paragraph mark, ¶.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character ¶, used to mark the beginning of a new paragraph: same as paragraph, 4.
Alteration of Middle English pilcraft, pilcrow, paragraph, alteration (perhaps influenced by Middle English craft, skill, work, piece of work) of Old French paragrafe, pelagraphe, paragraph; see paragraph.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably an alteration of Middle English pylcrafte, modification of Late Latin paragraphus. (Wiktionary)