Definition of paradise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpærədaɪs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədaɪs//
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  1. 1(also Paradise) [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
  6. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French paradis, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek paradeisos ‘royal (enclosed) park’, from Avestan pairidaēza ‘enclosure, park’. Avestan is an ancient Iranian language.Extra examples The airport is a paradise for pickpockets. They all expected to go to paradise. They moved to the country hoping to find paradise. We found ourselves in a tropical paradise. a paradise of golden beaches an angel in paradise the lost paradise of childhood
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paradise