Definitions for paragonˈpær əˌgɒn, -gən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•a•gonˈpær əˌgɒn, -gən(n.)

  1. a model or pattern of excellence.

  2. (v.t.)to compare; parallel.

  3. to match; rival.

  4. Obs. to surpass.

Origin of paragon:

1540–50; < MF < early It paragone comparison, touchstone < MGk parakónē whetstone, der. of Gk parakonân to sharpen, whet = par- par - + akonân to sharpen, der. of akónē whetstone

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Freebase

  1. Paragon

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

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PARAGON

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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

paragon(noun)

a perfect example of a good quality etc

She is a paragon of virtue.

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