See also: Paradise
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin paradīsus, from Ancient Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos), ultimately from Avestan 𐬞𐬀𐬌𐬭𐬌⸱𐬛𐬀𐬉𐬰𐬀 (pairi daēza, “enclosure”). Cognate with Arabic فِرْدَوْس (firdaws), an Iranian borrowing.
- (chiefly religion) Heaven; the abode of sanctified souls after death.
- Living in paradise comes with a price.
- Bible, Luke xxiii. 43
- To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
- It sounds to him like her mother's voice, / Singing in Paradise.
- (figuratively) A very pleasant place.
- an island paradise in the Caribbean
- (figuratively) A very positive experience.
- (architecture) An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, such as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.
- A churchyard or cemetery.
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very pleasant place
very pleasant experience
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- To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch.
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