HyperDic: paragon

English > 2 senses of the word paragon:
NOUNcognitionparagon, idol, perfection, beau idealan ideal instance
person paragon, ideal, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuchmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind
paragon > pronunciation
Soundspeh'rahgaa.n
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
English > paragon: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept.
Synonymsidol, perfection, beau ideal
Narrowergold standardA paragon of excellence
BroaderidealThe idea of something that is perfect
Spanishdechado, ideal, ídolo, parangón, perfección
Catalanídol, model, perfecció
English > paragon: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal.
Synonymsideal, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch
Narrowerclass actsomeone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
humdingersomeone of remarkable excellence
jimdandy, jimhickey, crackerjacksomeone excellent of their kind
Broadermodel, role modelsomeone worthy of imitation
Spanishdechado, modelo
Catalanmodel

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