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'Paradise'

Definition of 'paradise'
From: WordNet
noun
Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace [syn: Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la]
noun
(Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death
Definition of 'Paradise'
From: GCIDE
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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Paradise'
From: 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]
Definition of 'paradise'
From: Easton
Paradise 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."
Synonyms of 'Paradise'
a better place, afterlife, afterworld, better world, Beulah, Beulah Land, destiny, eternal home, eternity, fate, future state, glory, happy hunting ground, Heaven, heaven above, heavenly kingdom, high heaven, home, kingdom come, kingdom of glory, kingdom of God, kingdom of heaven, Land of Beulah, life after death, life to come, next world, otherworld, postexistence, presence of God, realm of light, the beyond, the good hereafter, the grave, the great beyond, the great hereafter, the happy land, the hereafter, the Promised Land, the unknown, the world above, what bodes, what is fated, world to come
Synonyms of 'paradise'
##censored## heaven, Agapemone, alpine garden, arboretum, arcadia, Arcadia, archives, auditorium, Avalon, balcony, bank, beatification, beatitude, bed, bewitchment, Big Rock-Candy Mountain, bird sanctuary, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, bog garden, border, botanical garden, box, box seat, Canaan, Celestial City, cheer, cheerfulness, City of God, Civitas Dei, cloud nine, Cloudcuckooland, cloudland, Cockaigne, common, commons, delectation, delight, dreamland, dress circle, dry garden, dystopia, ecstasy, ecstatics, Eden, elation, Eldorado, Elysium, elysium, empyrean, enchantment, Erewhon, exaltation, exhilaration, exuberance, faerie, fairyland, fauteuil, felicity, flower bed, flower garden, forest preserve, gaiety, gallery, game reserve, garden, Garden of Eden, garden spot, gladness, glee, Goshen, grape ranch, grapery, happiness, happy hunting ground, Happy Valley, heaven, heavenly kingdom, herbarium, high spirits, hortus siccus, Indian reservation, intoxication, Japanese garden, jardin, joy, joyance, joyfulness, kakotopia, kingdom come, kitchen garden, Land of Beulah, land of dreams, land of enchantment, land of faerie, land of plenty, land of promise, Land of Youth, Laputa, library, loge, lotus land, market garden, millennium, museum, national forest, national park, Never-Never-land, Neverland, New Atlantis, New Jerusalem, nirvana, orchestra, orchestra circle, ornamental garden, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, Pandemonium, park, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, peanut gallery, pinetum, pit, pleasance, pleasure garden, pleasure ground, preserve, promised land, proscenium boxes, public park, Quivira, rapture, ravishment, reservation, reserve, rock garden, roof garden, sanctuary, seventh heaven, Shangri-la, shrubbery, stall, standing room, state forest, store, sunken garden, sunshine, tea garden, theatre stall, transport, truck garden, unalloyed happiness, Utopia, utopia, Valhalla, vegetable garden, victory garden, vinery, vineyard, wilderness preserve, wildlife preserve, wonderland, Zion
Paradise, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
Name :
Paradise, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
Population (2000) :
184
Housing Units (2000) :
103
Land area (2000) :
0.239980 sq. miles (0.621545 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.239980 sq. miles (0.621545 sq. km)
FIPS code :
56425
Located within :
Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location :
47.388097 N, 114.800723 W
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paradise, NV -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Nevada
Name :
Paradise, NV -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Nevada
Population (2000) :
186070
Housing Units (2000) :
85398
Land area (2000) :
47.138412 sq. miles (122.087922 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
47.138412 sq. miles (122.087922 sq. km)
FIPS code :
54600
Located within :
Nevada (NV), FIPS 32
Location :
36.082073 N, 115.124654 W
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paradise, CA -- U.S. town in California
Name :
Paradise, CA -- U.S. town in California
Population (2000) :
26408
Housing Units (2000) :
12374
Land area (2000) :
18.249112 sq. miles (47.264982 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000422 sq. miles (0.001092 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
18.249534 sq. miles (47.266074 sq. km)
FIPS code :
55520
Located within :
California (CA), FIPS 06
Location :
39.761708 N, 121.608716 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
95969
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paradise, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
Name :
Paradise, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
Population (2000) :
1028
Housing Units (2000) :
386
Land area (2000) :
1.132943 sq. miles (2.934308 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.029187 sq. miles (0.075595 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.162130 sq. miles (3.009903 sq. km)
FIPS code :
57840
Located within :
Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location :
40.009469 N, 76.124781 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
17562
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paradise, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Name :
Paradise, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
Population (2000) :
64
Housing Units (2000) :
36
Land area (2000) :
0.254176 sq. miles (0.658313 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
0.254176 sq. miles (0.658313 sq. km)
FIPS code :
54325
Located within :
Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
Location :
39.115445 N, 98.917428 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
67658
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paradise, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Name :
Paradise, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000) :
459
Housing Units (2000) :
184
Land area (2000) :
1.988793 sq. miles (5.150949 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.988793 sq. miles (5.150949 sq. km)
FIPS code :
55056
Located within :
Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location :
33.150683 N, 97.688311 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
76073
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Paradise, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
Name :
Paradise, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
Population (2000) :
759
Housing Units (2000) :
231
Land area (2000) :
1.109917 sq. miles (2.874672 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.109917 sq. miles (2.874672 sq. km)
FIPS code :
57850
Located within :
Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location :
41.567540 N, 111.833980 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
84328
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
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