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Meaning of PARAGON

Pronunciation:  'paru`gân

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
  2. [n]  model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
 

PARAGON is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: apotheosis, beau ideal, ideal, idol, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, perfection, saint
 
 See Also: crackerjack, humdinger, ideal, jimdandy, jimhickey, model, role model

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Par"a*gon\, n. [OF. paragon, F. parangon; cf. It.
    paragone, Sp. paragon, parangon; prob. fr. Gr. ? to rub
    against; ? beside + ? whetstone; cf. LGr. ? a polishing
    stone.]
    1. A companion; a match; an equal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
             Philoclea, who indeed had no paragon but her sister.
                                                   --Sir P.
                                                   Sidney.
    
    2. Emulation; rivalry; competition. [Obs.]
    
             Full many feats adventurous Performed, in paragon of
             proudest men.                         --Spenser.
    
    3. A model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection;
       as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence. --Udall.
    
             Man, . . . the paragon of animals !   --Shak.
    
             The riches of sweet Mary's son, Boy-rabbi, Israel's
             paragon.                              --Emerson.
    
    4. (Print.) A size of type between great primer and double
       pica. See the Note under {Type}.
    
    
  2. \Par"a*gon\, v. t. [Cf. OF. paragonner, F. parangonner.]
    1. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation
       with. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney.
    
    2. To compare with; to equal; to rival. [R.] --Spenser.
    
             In arms anon to paragon the morn, The morn new
             rising.                               --Glover.
    
    3. To serve as a model for; to surpass. [Obs.]
    
             He hath achieved a maid That paragons description
             and wild fame.                        --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Par"a*gon\, v. i.
    To be equal; to hold comparison. [R.]
    
          Few or none could . . . paragon with her. --Shelton.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Mark Sherman. IEEE Software (Nov 1991).

 
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