paradise: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (par'u-dīs", -dīz"), [key]
— n.
  1. heaven, as the final abode of the righteous.
  2. an intermediate place for the departed souls of the righteous awaiting resurrection.
  3. (often cap.) Eden (def. 1).
  4. a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness.
  5. a state of supreme happiness; bliss.
    1. parvis.
    2. an enclosure beside a church, as an atrium or cloister.
  6. (cap., italics) Italian,the third and concluding part of Dante's Divine Comedy, depicting heaven, through which he is guided by Beatrice. Cf.(def. 3),(def. 2).


Pronunciation: (par'u-dīs", -dīz"), [key]
— n.
  1. a town in N California. 22,571.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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