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Definition of paradise noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈpærəˌdaɪz//
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  1. 1Paradise [uncountable] (in some religions) a perfect place where people are said to go when they die synonym heaven The ancient Egyptians saw paradise as an idealized version of their own lives.
  2. 2[countable] a place that is extremely beautiful and that seems perfect, like heaven a tropical paradise
  3. 3[countable] a perfect place for a particular activity or kind of person The area is a birdwatcher's paradise.
  4. 4[uncountable] a state of perfect happiness synonym bliss Being alone is his idea of paradise.
  5. 5Paradise [uncountable] (in the Bible) the garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve lived
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