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Meaning of PARADISE

Pronunciation:  'parudIs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
  2. [n]  a heavenly place (peaceful and beautiful) where those who are favored by the gods can go when they die
 

PARADISE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: eden, Elysian Fields, Elysium, nirvana, promised land, Shangri-la, Valhalla
 
 See Also: Heaven, part, region

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Par"a*dise\, n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr.
    Gr. para`deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an
    inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. ?) + diz to throw up,
    pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E. dough. Cf. {Parvis}.]
    1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed
       after their creation.
    
    2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
    
             To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. --Luke
                                                   xxiii. 43.
    
             It sounds to him like her mother's voice, Singing in
             Paradise.                             --Longfellow.
    
    3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight;
       hence, a state of happiness.
    
             The earth Shall be all paradise.      --Milton.
    
             Wrapt in the very paradise of some creative vision.
                                                   --Beaconsfield.
    
    4. (Arch.) An open space within a monastery or adjoining a
       church, as the space within a cloister, the open court
       before a basilica, etc.
    
    5. A churchyard or cemetery. [Obs.] --Oxf. Gloss.
    
    {Fool's paradise}. See under {Fool}, and {Limbo}.
    
    {Grains of paradise}. (Bot.) See {Melequeta pepper}, under
       {Pepper}.
    
    {Paradise bird}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Bird of paradise}. Among
       the most beautiful species are the superb ({Lophorina
       superba}); the magnificent ({Diphyllodes magnifica}); and
       the six-shafted paradise bird ({Parotia sefilata}). The
       long-billed paradise birds ({Epimachin[ae]}) also include
       some highly ornamental species, as the twelve-wired
       paradise bird ({Seleucides alba}), which is black, yellow,
       and white, with six long breast feathers on each side,
       ending in long, slender filaments. See {Bird of paradise}
       in the Vocabulary.
    
    {Paradise fish} (Zo["o]l.), a beautiful fresh-water Asiatic
       fish ({Macropodus viridiauratus}) having very large fins.
       It is often kept alive as an ornamental fish.
    
    {Paradise flycatcher} (Zo["o]l.), any flycatcher of the genus
       {Terpsiphone}, having the middle tail feathers extremely
       elongated. The adult male of {T. paradisi} is white, with
       the head glossy dark green, and crested.
    
    {Paradise grackle} (Zo["o]l.), a very beautiful bird of New
       Guinea, of the genus {Astrapia}, having dark velvety
       plumage with brilliant metallic tints.
    
    {Paradise nut} (Bot.), the sapucaia nut. See {Sapucaia nut}.
       [Local, U. S.]
    
    {Paradise whidah bird}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Whidah}.
    
    
  2. \Par"a*dise\, v. t.
    To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to
    bewitch. [R.] --Marston.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Paradise is a subsystem (a set of packages) developed to implement inter-processes, inter-tasks and inter-machine communication for ada programs under unix. This subsystem gives the user full access to files, pipes, sockets (both Unix and internet) and pseudo-devices.

Paradise has been ported to sun, dec, sony mips, verdex compiler, DEC compiler, alsys/systeam compiler.

version 2.0 of the library. E-mail: <paradise-info@cnam.cnam.fr>.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in paradise, symbolizes your desire to achieve spiritual perfection. You may be trying to retreat from the stresses of the real world.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a Persian word (pardes), properly meaning a "pleasure-ground" or "park" or "king's garden." (See EDEN.) It came in course of time to be used as a name for the world of happiness and rest hereafter (Luke 23:43; 2 Cor. 12:4; Rev. 2:7). For "garden" in Gen. 2:8 the LXX. has "paradise."

 
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