Definition of paragon :
1. A companion; a match; an equal.
2. A model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence.
3. A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.
4. Emulation; rivalry; competition.
5. To be equal; to hold comparison.
6. To compare with; to equal; to rival.
7. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
8. To serve as a model for; to surpass.
matinee idol, deification, best, nonesuch, idol, ideal, god, beau ideal, nonpareil, flawlessness, exaltation, ne plus ultra, perfection, holy person, good, sublimation, nonsuch, phoenix, graven image, holy man, paradigm, apotheosis
good person (part of speech: noun)
superior (part of speech: noun)
leader, prodigy, victor, superior, winner, exceller, chief, prima donna, superwoman, aristocracy, virtuoso, nobility, prize winner, master, champ, sovereign, commander, superman, president, elite, premier, wonderwoman, champion, boss, star
prodigy (part of speech: noun)
- Senhor Carvalho is, doubtless, a most loyal subject, and devoted minister; but it is the interest of all political adventurers to appear so," chimed in the Queen; " and if his zeal were to be judged by his own protestations, he would assuredly be a paragon of perfection. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
- Another paragon, though of tender years and having a delicate skin, insisted on sleeping uncovered at night, in order that the mosquitoes should fasten on him alone, and allow his parents to slumber undisturbed. - "Peeps at Many Lands: Japan", John Finnemore.
- " I must be a paragon indeed if that be so," returns he. - "Rossmoyne", Unknown.