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Definition of "paragon" [par•a•gon]

  • A model of excellence or perfection of a kind; a peerless example: a paragon of virtue. (noun)
  • An unflawed diamond weighing at least 100 carats. (noun)
  • A very large spherical pearl. (noun)
  • Printing A type size of 20 points. (noun)
  • To compare; parallel. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paragon" in a sentence
  • "And do you not think, Plato, that it might possibly be found that this paragon is a Canadian?"
  • "It was approximately 18000.00 Capitol one acknowledged that the debt was satisfied. a couple of months later I received notice from some outfit called paragon way."
  • ""Here you are, what they call a paragon of success, a future senator, Ambassador to England."