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Word of the Day 03/26/16 Paragon

Paragon (noun, verb)
paragon [par-uh-gon, -guh n]


noun
1. a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence: a paragon of virtue.
2. someone of exceptional merit: Just who is this paragon whose name is on everyone's lips?
3. Printing. a 20-point type.
4. an unusually large, round pearl.

verb (used with object)
5. Rare. to compare; parallel.
6. Archaic. to be a match for; rival.
7. Obsolete. to surpass.
8. Obsolete. to regard as a paragon.

Synonyms
1. ideal, standard, epitome, quintessence; example, exemplar, paradigm.
2. nonesuch, nonpareil.

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Origin: 1540-50; < Middle French < Old Italian paragone comparison, perhaps < Greek parágōn, present participle of parágein ‘to bring side by side’

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