What does paradise mean?

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

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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

Wiktionary

  1. paradisenoun

    Heaven.

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

  2. paradisenoun

    A very pleasant place.

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

  3. paradisenoun

    A very positive experience.

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

  4. Paradisenoun

    Heaven.

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

  5. Paradisenoun

    The Garden of Eden.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paradisenoun

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

    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.]

  2. Paradisenoun

    the abode of sanctified souls after death

    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.]

  3. Paradisenoun

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

    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.]

  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

    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.]

  5. Paradisenoun

    a churchyard or cemetery

    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.]

  6. Paradiseverb

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

    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.]

Freebase

  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.)

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Numerology

  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. Antonio Gramsci:

    If you think about it seriously, all the questions about the soul and the immortality of the soul and paradise and hell are at bottom only a way of seeing this very simple fact that every action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. And paradise on earth will come when all souls grow old in the circles of reincarnation and the wheel of samsara, the stupid desires of despair will die. All desire is meaningless because everything is fleeting, everything that you create quickly decays and is subject to oblivion. Success and happiness smolder like a corpse. Everything plunges into old age, even souls and consciousness. 2. 1. You are a fish swimming in someone else's egoism. 2. Lonely people merge with eternity and reality. 3. Loneliness is a fear of eternity, love is an attempt to keep eternity in the moment. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Doug Larson:

    Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.

  4. Squire Howell:

    Some people called it the perfect storm, so, anyway, I don't think it will happen again and I am glad to be up here in Paradise back on the mountain.

  5. Henry van Dyke:

    Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.

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