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NOUN (2)

1. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept;
[syn: paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal]

2. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal;
[syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Paragon \Par"a*gon\, v. i. To be equal; to hold comparison. [R.] [1913 Webster] Few or none could . . . paragon with her. --Shelton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Paragon \Par"a*gon\, v. t. [Cf. OF. paragonner, F. parangonner.] [1913 Webster] 1. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. To compare with; to equal; to rival. [R.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] In arms anon to paragon the morn, The morn new rising. --Glover. [1913 Webster] 3. To serve as a model for; to surpass. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He hath achieved a maid That paragons description and wild fame. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Paragon \Par"a*gon\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*g[o^]n), n. [OF. paragon, F. parangon; cf. It. paragone, Sp. paragon, parangon; prob. fr. Gr. ? to rub against; para` beside + ? whetstone; cf. LGr. ? a polishing stone.] 1. A companion; a match; an equal. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Philoclea, who indeed had no paragon but her sister. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 2. Emulation; rivalry; competition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Full many feats adventurous Performed, in paragon of proudest men. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. A model or pattern; especially a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence. --Udall. [1913 Webster] Man, . . . the paragon of animals ! --Shak. [1913 Webster] The riches of sweet Mary's son, Boy-rabbi, Israel's paragon. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] 4. (Print.) A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

paragon n 1: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept [syn: paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal] 2: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "paragon": A per se, Miss America, ace, acme, apotheosis, archetype, assimilate, bathing beauty, beau ideal, beaut, beauty, beauty contest winner, beauty queen, belle, best type, boss, bunny, champ, champion, charmer, chief, choice, chosen, classic, commander, compare, cover girl, crackerjack, cream, criterion, cynosure, dazzler, dean, dream, ego ideal, elect, elite, enchantress, epitome, exemplar, fat, flower, fugleman, gem, genius, good example, great beauty, head, hero, higher-up, ideal, jewel, knockout, lady fair, last word, laureate, leader, liken, looker, love, lovely, man of men, master, masterpiece, masterwork, match, mirror, model, nonesuch, nonpareil, optimum, parallel, pattern, pattern of perfection, peach, phoenix, pick, pinup, pinup girl, prime, principal, prize, prodigy, prototype, pussycat, queen, quintessence, raving beauty, reigning beauty, ruler, select, senior, sex kitten, shining example, slick chick, standard, star, stunner, superior, superlative, superman, superstar, the best, the best ever, the greatest, the most, the tops, the very best, top dog, tops, trump, ultimate, very model, virtuoso
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Paragon Mark Sherman. IEEE Software (Nov 1991).
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Paragon, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 663 Housing Units (2000): 275 Land area (2000): 0.251058 sq. miles (0.650237 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.251058 sq. miles (0.650237 sq. km) FIPS code: 57870 Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18 Location: 39.394901 N, 86.561797 W ZIP Codes (1990): 46166 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Paragon, IN Paragon