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Definition of PARADISE

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Paradise \Par"a*dise\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para`deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri`) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E. dough. Cf. {Parvis}.] [1913 Webster]
     1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation. [1913 Webster]

     2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
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              To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. --Luke xxiii. 43. [1913 Webster]

              It sounds to him like her mother's voice, Singing in Paradise.                  --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

     3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness. [1913 Webster]

              The earth
              Shall be all paradise.                --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Wrapt in the very paradise of some creative vision.
                                                    --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     5. A churchyard or cemetery. [Obs.] --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]

     {Fool's paradise}. See under {Fool}, and {Limbo}.

     {Grains of paradise}. (Bot.) See {Melequeta pepper}, under {Pepper}.

     {Paradise bird}. (Zool.) 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} (Zool.), a beautiful fresh-water Asiatic fish ({Macropodus viridiauratus}) having very large fins. It is often kept alive as an ornamental fish.

     {Paradise flycatcher} (Zool.), any flycatcher of the genus {Terpsiphone}, having the middle tail feathers extremely elongated. The adult male of {Terpsiphone paradisi} is white, with the head glossy dark green, and crested.

     {Paradise grackle} (Zool.), 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}. (Zool.) See {Whidah}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Paradise \Par"a*dise\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[imac]s), v. t. To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch. [R.] --Marston. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

166 Moby Thesaurus words for "paradise": Agapemone, Arcadia, Avalon, Big Rock-Candy Mountain, Canaan, Celestial City, City of God, Civitas Dei, Cloudcuckooland, Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Elysium, Erewhon, Garden of Eden, Goshen, Happy Valley, Indian reservation, Japanese garden, Land of Beulah, Land of Youth, Laputa, Never-Never-land, Neverland, New Atlantis, New Jerusalem, Pandemonium, Quivira, Shangri-la, Utopia, Valhalla, Zion, alpine garden, arboretum, arcadia, archives, auditorium, balcony, bank, beatification, beatitude, bed, bewitchment, bird sanctuary, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, bog garden, border, botanical garden, box, box seat, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine, cloudland, common, commons, delectation, delight, dreamland, dress circle, dry garden, dystopia, ecstasy, ecstatics, elation, elysium, empyrean, enchantment, exaltation, exhilaration, exuberance, faerie, fairyland, fauteuil, felicity, flower bed, flower garden, forest preserve, gaiety, gallery, game reserve, garden, garden spot, gladness, glee, grape ranch, grapery, happiness, happy hunting ground, heaven, heavenly kingdom, herbarium, high spirits, hortus siccus, intoxication, jardin, joy, joyance, joyfulness, kakotopia, kingdom come, kitchen garden, land of dreams, land of enchantment, land of faerie, land of plenty, land of promise, library, loge, lotus land, market garden, millennium, museum, national forest, national park, nigger heaven, nirvana, orchestra, orchestra circle, ornamental garden, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, park, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, peanut gallery, pinetum, pit, pleasance, pleasure garden, pleasure ground, preserve, promised land, proscenium boxes, public park, rapture, ravishment, reservation, reserve, rock garden, roof garden, sanctuary, seventh heaven, shrubbery, stall, standing room, state forest, store, sunken garden, sunshine, tea garden, theatre stall, transport, truck garden, unalloyed happiness, utopia, vegetable garden, victory garden, vinery, vineyard, wilderness preserve, wildlife preserve, wonderland



Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

43 Moby Thesaurus words for "Paradise": Beulah, Beulah Land, Heaven, Land of Beulah, a better place, afterlife, afterworld, better world, destiny, eternal home, eternity, fate, future state, glory, happy hunting ground, heaven above, heavenly kingdom, high heaven, home, kingdom come, kingdom of God, kingdom of glory, kingdom of heaven, life after death, life to come, next world, otherworld, postexistence, presence of God, realm of light, the Promised Land, the beyond, the good hereafter, the grave, the great beyond, the great hereafter, the happy land, the hereafter, the unknown, the world above, what bodes, what is fated, world to come


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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