What does paragon mean?

Definitions for paragonˈpær əˌgɒn, -gən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word paragon.

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


  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

  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.]


  1. Paragon

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paragon

    par′a-gon, n. a pattern or model with which comparisons are made: (Spens.) a companion or a rival: something supremely excellent: a size of printing-type intermediate between great-primer and double pica, equal to 20 points in the newer system.—v.t. to compare: to bring into comparison with: (Shak.) to surpass. [O. Fr., from Sp. compound prep. para con, in comparison with—L. pro, for, ad, to, con=cum, with.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paragon in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paragon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Pash:

    We’re not prepared right now to hold ourselves up as the paragon for all of society, But we do think that the NFL has a role to play. We can set a good example.

  2. Jane Poynter:

    Our capsule is fitted with state-of-the-art space-rated life support systems, designed and manufactured by Paragon Space Development Corporation, who are global leaders in life support technology.

  3. William Paul:

    Trump’s verbiage does not sound compassionate, i don’t hold him up as a paragon of Christian virtue, but I’m not looking for that in a candidate. I’m looking for someone who is prudent and can make good political decisions.

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