Definitions for paragonˈpær əˌgɒn, -gən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal(noun)

    an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

  2. ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch(noun)

    model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. paragon(Noun)

    A person of preeminent qualities, who acts as a pattern or model of some given (especially positive) quality.

    In the novel, Constanza is a paragon of virtue who would never compromise her reputation.

  2. paragon(Noun)

    A companion; a match; an equal.

  3. paragon(Noun)

    Comparison; competition.

  4. paragon(Noun)

    A size of type between great primer and double pica.

  5. paragon(Noun)

    A flawless diamond of at least 100 carats.

  6. paragon(Verb)

    to compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with

  7. paragon(Verb)

    to compare with; to equal; to rival

  8. paragon(Verb)

    to serve as a model for; to surpass

  9. paragon(Verb)

    to be equal; to hold comparison

  10. Origin: From paragone, peragone, paragon, from paragone, from paragonare, from παρακονάω, from παρά + ἀκόνη.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Paragon(noun)

    a companion; a match; an equal

  2. Paragon(noun)

    emulation; rivalry; competition

  3. Paragon(noun)

    a model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence

  4. Paragon(noun)

    a size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type

  5. Paragon(verb)

    to compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with

  6. Paragon(verb)

    to compare with; to equal; to rival

  7. Paragon(verb)

    to serve as a model for; to surpass

  8. Paragon(verb)

    to be equal; to hold comparison

  9. Origin: [OF. paragon, F. parangon; cf. It. paragone, Sp. paragon, parangon; prob. fr. Gr. to rub against; para` beside + whetstone; cf. LGr. a polishing stone.]

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  1. Paragon

    Paragon is a speed metal/power metal band from Hamburg, Germany.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. PARAGON

    The model man a woman regrets she gave up for the one she mistakenly married.


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