from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example: a paragon of virtue.
- n. An unflawed diamond weighing at least 100 carats.
- n. A very large spherical pearl.
- n. Printing A type size of 20 points.
- transitive v. To compare; parallel.
- transitive v. To equal; match.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flawless diamond of at least 100 carats.
- v. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
- v. To compare with; to equal; to rival.
- v. To serve as a model for; to surpass.
- v. To be equal; to hold comparison.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A companion; a match; an equal.
- n. Emulation; rivalry; competition.
- n. A model or pattern
- n. A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.
- transitive v. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
- transitive v. To compare with; to equal; to rival.
- transitive v. To serve as a model for; to surpass.
- intransitive v. To be equal; to hold comparison.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A model or pattern; especially, a model or pattern of special excellence or perfection.
- n. A companion; fellow; mate.
- n. A rival.
- n. Rivalry; emulation; hence, comparison; a test of excellence or superiority.
- n. A stuff, embroidered or plain, used for dress and upholstery in the seventeenth century.
- n. A diamond weighing more than 100 carats.
- n. A size of printing-type, about lines to the inch, the intermediate of the larger size double small-pica and the smaller size great-primer, equal to 20 points, and so distinguished in the new system of sizes.
- To compare; parallel; mention in comparison or competition.
- To admit comparison with; rival; equal.
- To go beyond; excel; surpass.
- To compare; pretend to comparison or equality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
- n. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
And do you not think, Plato, that it might possibly be found that this paragon is a Canadian?
It was approximately 18000.00 Capitol one acknowledged that the debt was satisfied. a couple of months later I received notice from some outfit called paragon way.
"Here you are, what they call a paragon of success, a future senator, Ambassador to England.
Lincoln's Town Car sedan is another example of a top-rated luxury car from a parent company not known as a paragon of reliability.
‘I don’t know what you may call a paragon, my dear.
This paragon was hers, and it bore the cherished name.
To many of its friends and neighbours, though, the paragon is a disappointment.
Farris has been described as a paragon of public service from those she has worked with.
Hrm ... the paragon is a fundamentally flawed class.
Day did finally marry a "paragon", Esther Milnes, an heiress from Chesterfield.