Paragon

Definition of Paragon

Par´a`gon   Pronunciation: păr´å`gǒn
n.1.A companion; a match; an equal.
Philoclea, who indeed had no paragon but her sister.
- Sir P. Sidney.
2.Emulation; rivalry; competition.
Full many feats adventurous
Performed, in paragon of proudest men.
- Spenser.
3.A model or pattern;
Man, . . . the paragon of animals !
- Shak.
The riches of sweet Mary's son,
Boy-rabbi, Israel's paragon.
- Emerson.
4.(Print.) A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.
v. t.1.
1.To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
2.To compare with; to equal; to rival.
In arms anon to paragon the morn,
The morn new rising.
- Glover.
3.To serve as a model for; to surpass.
v. i.1.To be equal; to hold comparison.
Few or none could . . . paragon with her.
- Shelton.

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