Definition of paragraph:
- A brief composition complete in one typographical section or paragraph; an item, remark, or quotation comprised in a few lines forming one paragraph; as, a column of news paragraphs; an editorial paragraph.
- A distinct part of a discourse or writing; any section or subdivision of a writing or chapter which relates to a particular point, whether consisting of one or many sentences. The division is sometimes noted by the mark /, but usually, by beginning the first sentence of the paragraph on a new line and at more than the usual distance from the margin.
- Originally, a marginal mark or note, set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, e. g., a change of subject; now, the character /, commonly used in the text as a reference mark to a footnote, or to indicate the place of a division into sections.
- To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character .
- To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article.
- To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs
- phrase (part of speech: noun)
- passage (part of speech: noun)
- "Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life", Ann S. Stephens.
And to go farther: I do not know that I should be justified in putting either of these cases of the marvellous in line with a chance paragraph that caught my eye last summer; for this had not, on the face of it at all events, anything wildly out of the common.- "The Great Return", Arthur Machen.
- "History of American Socialisms", John Humphrey Noyes.