Paradise

English

Noun

Paradise (plural Paradises)
  1. (chiefly religion) Heaven; the abode of sanctified souls after death.
  2. (figuratively) A very pleasant place.
  3. (figuratively) A very positive experience.
  4. (architecture) An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, such as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.
  5. A churchyard or cemetery.

Proper noun

Paradise (uncountable)

  1. (religion) Heaven.
  2. (religion) The Garden of Eden.

Verb

Paradise (third-person singular simple present Paradises, present participle paradising, simple past and past participle paradised)

  1. To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch.

Verbs for Paradise

plunge into—; rustle—; score—; search through—; crumple—; deliver—; fiddle with—; glance at—; glaze—; pelt with—; strew with—; —bristles; —circulates; —editorializes; —nutters.

Adjectives for Paradise

private; aquatic; suburban; sunny; future; food; music;

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Pronunciation

  • enPR: pă'rədīs, IPA: /ˈpærədaɪs/, SAMPA: /"p{r@daIs/

Etymology

From French paradis, from Latin paradisus, from Greek παράδεισος ‘royal park, orchard’, from Avestan

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Last modified on 8 May 2013, at 19:25