Definition of paragon:
- A companion; a match; an equal.
- A model or pattern; a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence.
- A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.
- Emulation; rivalry; competition.
- To be equal; to hold comparison.
- To compare with; to equal; to rival.
- To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
- To serve as a model for; to surpass.
matinee idol, perfection, flawlessness, paradigm, best, nonpareil, holy person, god, nonesuch, deification, ideal, sublimation, beau ideal, exaltation, phoenix, saint, idol, good, apotheosis, holy man, graven image, nonsuch, ne plus ultra.
- good person (part of speech: noun)
- superior (part of speech: noun)
- 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.
- "Rossmoyne", Unknown.