What does paradise mean?

Definitions for paradise
ˈpær əˌdaɪs, -ˌdaɪzpar·adis·e

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word paradise.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-lanoun

    any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

  2. Paradisenoun

    (Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death


  1. paradisenoun


  2. paradisenoun

    A very pleasant place.

  3. paradisenoun

    A very positive experience.

  4. Paradisenoun


  5. Paradisenoun

    The Garden of Eden.

  6. Etymology: From French paradis, from Latin paradisus, from Greek παράδεισος ‘royal park, orchard’, from Avestan 0B1E0B000B0C0B2D0B0C0B380B1B0B000B090B300B00, from and.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PARADISEnoun

    Etymology: παϱάδεισος; paradise, Fr.

    Longer in that paradise to dwell,
    The law I gave to nature him forbids. John Milton.

    What fool is not so wise,
    To lose an oath to win a paradise. William Shakespeare.

    Consideration, like an angel, came,
    And whipt th’ offending Adam out of him;
    Leaving his body as a paradise,
    T’ invelope and contain celestial spirits. William Shakespeare.

    If ye should lead her into a fool’s paradise,
    It were very gross behaviour. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Why, nature, bower the spirit of a fiend
    In mortal paradise of such sweet flesh. William Shakespeare.

    The earth
    Shall all be paradise, far happier place,
    Than this of Eden, and far happier days. John Milton.


  1. Paradise

    Paradise is an extended play (EP) by British-American musician Anohni, released on 17 March 2017 by Secretly Canadian. The lead single, also titled "Paradise", was released on 26 January 2017. As with Anohni's previous album, Hopelessness, Paradise features collaborations with Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. The EP includes seven tracks, one of which called "I Never Stopped Loving You" has not been publicly released and was able to be acquired by sending Anohni, via her e-mail address, a personal e-mail sharing with her "...a sentence or two what you care most about, or your hopes for the future. Send this to me instead of the dollar you used to send me in the olden days."


  1. paradise

    Paradise is a term that refers to a place, state, or condition of extreme happiness, beauty, or delight, often depicted as a perfect, idyllic locale free from pain, suffering, or hardship. It is often associated with religious concepts of an afterlife or heavenly realm. It can also simply refer to any cherished place of great pleasure or homeland. The specifics can vary widely between different cultures, religions, and individual perceptions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paradisenoun

    the garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation

  2. Paradisenoun

    the abode of sanctified souls after death

  3. Paradisenoun

    a place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness

  4. Paradisenoun

    an open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc

  5. Paradisenoun

    a churchyard or cemetery

  6. Paradiseverb

    to affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch

  7. Etymology: [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para`deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairidaza an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri`) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E. dough. Cf. Parvis.]


  1. Paradise

    Paradise is a religious or metaphysical term for a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and eternal. It is conceptually a counter-image of the supposed miseries of human civilization, and in paradise there is only peace, prosperity, and happiness. Paradise is a place of contentment, but it is not necessarily a land of luxury and idleness. Paradise is often described as a "higher place", the holiest place, in contrast to this world, or underworlds such as Hell. Paradisaical notions are cross-cultural, often laden with pastoral imagery, and may be cosmogonical or eschatological or both. In eschatological contexts, paradise is imagined as an abode of the virtuous dead. In Christian and Islamic understanding, Heaven is a paradisaical relief, evident for example in the Gospel of Luke when Jesus tells a penitent criminal crucified alongside him that they will be together in paradise. In old Egyptian beliefs, the otherworld is Aaru, the reed-fields of ideal hunting and fishing grounds where the dead lived after judgment. For the Celts, it was the Fortunate Isle of Mag Mell. For the classical Greeks, the Elysian fields was a paradisaical land of plenty where the heroic and righteous dead hoped to spend eternity. The Vedic Indians held that the physical body was destroyed by fire but recreated and reunited in the Third Heaven in a state of bliss. In the Zoroastrian Avesta, the "Best Existence" and the "House of Song" are places of the righteous dead. On the other hand, in cosmological contexts 'paradise' describes the world before it was tainted by evil. So for example, the Abrahamic faiths associate paradise with the Garden of Eden, that is, the perfect state of the world prior to the fall from grace, and the perfect state that will be restored in the World to Come.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paradise

    par′a-dīs, n. a park or pleasure-ground, esp. in ancient Persia: the garden of Eden: heaven: any place of great beauty or state of blissful delights: the happy abode of the righteous in heaven: (slang) the upper gallery in a theatre: (archit.) a small private apartment, a court in front of a church.—adjs. Paradisā′ic, -al, Paradis′iac, -al, pertaining to, or resembling, paradise.—n. Par′adise-fish, a Chinese species of Macropid often kept in aquaria for its beauty of form and colouring.—adjs. Paradis′ial, Paradis′ian, pertaining to, suitable to, or resembling paradise; Paradis′ic, -al, pertaining to paradise.—Bird Of Paradise, an Eastern bird closely allied to the crow, with splendid plumage. [Fr. paradis—L. paradisus—Gr. paradeisos, a park, prob. Persian.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. paradise

    1. A place where one is permitted to continue one's vices, excesses and inanities for an eternity. 2. A postmortem rake-off. 3. Any place from which one can see a friend in Hell. 4. One good telephone system. (Christians, Mohammedans and Billysundays have promised themselves a cheerful time after death; this they call _Paradise_. The Jews are the only people who have no Paradise beyond the tomb; this is easily explained when it is remembered that they own New York.)

Editors Contribution

  1. paradisenoun

    The face value meaning of a covenant imagining to project our mind state after death advertising a change in motion or direction with forming nouns of quality, state, or a functioning expertise. 1.) Heaven as the ultimate abode of the just; the Garden of Eden. An ideal or idyllic place or state.

    Paradise to me is the mind and body of my mysterious bride.

    Etymology: A Kingdom

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on March 27, 2024  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Paradise is ranked #7933 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Paradise surname appeared 4,170 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Paradise.

    89.7% or 3,741 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 161 total occurrences were Black.
    3.3% or 139 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 87 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 22 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 20 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for paradise »

  1. Paradesi

  2. sparidae

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paradise in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paradise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of paradise in a Sentence

  1. Jan Creamer:

    These lions have endured hell on earth and now they are heading home to paradise. This is the world for which nature intended these animals for, it is the perfect ending to ADI’s operation which has eliminated circus suffering in another country.

  2. Delance Weigel:

    The way it looks now, I thought I'd try one more time to get my things out, whether we lose our home or not, we'll see. But we're definitely going to be cut off. You move to paradise, then this happens.

  3. Sipho P Nkosi:

    I believe the so-called aliens are angels and the other planet we daily search for living is the so-called paradise.

  4. Franz Kafka:

    There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise, it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return.

  5. arianna:

    A natural paradise with parks and reserves highland and the spectacular lake Malawi.

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