Paradise Definition

părə-dīs, -dīz
noun
The garden of Eden.
Webster's New World
The abode of the righteous after death; abode of God and the blessed; heaven.
Webster's New World
According to some forms of Christian belief, an intermediate resting place for righteous souls awaiting the Resurrection.
American Heritage
Any place of great beauty and perfection.
Webster's New World
Any place or condition of great satisfaction, happiness, or delight.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
hell
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pronoun
(religion) The Garden of Eden.
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(religion) Heaven.

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A town in California.

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A town in Grenada.

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A city in Kansas.

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proper name
Town in SE Nev., near Las Vegas.
Webster's New World
verb
To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch.
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Other Word Forms of Paradise

Noun

Singular:
paradise
Plural:
paradises

Origin of Paradise

  • Middle English, from Old French, from Latin paradÄ«sus, from Ancient Greek παράδεισος (paradeisos), from Old Iranian *pari-daiza, compare Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌⸱𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (pairi daÄ“za, “walled enclusure, encompassing"), from 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌 (pairi, “around") and 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (daÄ“za, “wall"). 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (daÄ“za, “wall") may be from Proto-Indo-European *dheigÊ· (“to stick, set up").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English paradis from Old French from Late Latin paradīsus from Greek paradeisos garden, enclosed park, paradise from Avestan pairidaēza- enclosure, park pairi- around per1 in Indo-European roots daēza- wall dheigh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French paradis, from Latin paradisus, from Ancient Greek παράδεισος "˜royal park, orchard', from Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌𐬸𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (pairi.daÄ“za), from 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌 (pairi, “around") and 𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (daÄ“za, “wall").

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