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paradise

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noun par·a·dise \ˈper-ə-ˌdīs, -ˌdīz, ˈpa-rə-\

Simple Definition of paradise

  • : a very beautiful, pleasant, or peaceful place that seems to be perfect

  • : a place that is perfect for a particular activity or for a person who enjoys that activity

  • : a state of complete happiness

Full Definition of paradise

  1. 1 a :  eden 2 b :  an intermediate place or state where the souls of the righteous await resurrection and the final judgment c :  heaven

  2. 2 :  a place or state of bliss, felicity, or delight

par·a·dis·ial play \ˌper-ə-ˈdi-sē-əl, -zē-, ˌpa-rə-\ also par·a·dis·i·cal play \-si-kəl, -zi-\ adjective

Examples of paradise

  1. Their marriage was very happy at first, but now there's trouble in paradise.

  2. a marsh that is a birdwatcher's paradise

  3. This shop is an antique collecting paradise!



Origin of paradise

Middle English paradis, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos, literally, enclosed park, of Iranian origin; akin to Avestan pairi-daēza- enclosure; akin to Greek peri around and to Greek teichos wall — more at peri-, dough


First Known Use: 12th century


Paradise

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geographical name Par·a·dise \ˈpa-rə-ˌdīs, -ˌdīz\

Definition of Paradise

  1. 1 town N California N of Sacramento pop 26,218

  2. 2 population center Nevada pop 223,167






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