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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paradise  \Par"a*dise\,  n.  [OE.  &  F.  paradis,  L.  paradisus  fr 
  Gr  para`deisos  park,  paradise,  fr  Zend  pairida[=e]za  an 
  inclosure;  pairi  around  (akin  to  Gr  ?)  +  diz  to  throw  up 
  pile  up  cf  Skr.  dih  to  smear,  and  E.  dough.  Cf  {Parvis}.] 
  1.  The  garden  of  Eden,  in  which  Adam  and  Eve  were  placed 
  after  their  creation. 
  2.  The  abode  of  sanctified  souls  after  death. 
  To-day  shalt  thou  be  with  me  in  paradise.  --Luke 
  xxiii.  43. 
  It  sounds  to  him  like  her  mother's  voice,  Singing  in 
  Paradise.  --Longfellow. 
  3.  A  place  of  bliss;  a  region  of  supreme  felicity  or  delight; 
  hence  a  state  of  happiness. 
  The  earth  Shall  be  all  paradise.  --Milton. 
  Wrapt  in  the  very  paradise  of  some  creative  vision. 
  4.  (Arch.)  An  open  space  within  a  monastery  or  adjoining  a 
  church,  as  the  space  within  a  cloister,  the  open  court 
  before  a  basilica,  etc 
  5.  A  churchyard  or  cemetery.  [Obs.]  --Oxf.  Gloss. 
  {Fool's  paradise}.  See  under  {Fool},  and  {Limbo}. 
  {Grains  of  paradise}.  (Bot.)  See  {Melequeta  pepper},  under 
  {Paradise  bird}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Bird  of  paradise}.  Among 
  the  most  beautiful  species  are  the  superb  ({Lophorina 
  superba});  the  magnificent  ({Diphyllodes  magnifica});  and 
  the  six-shafted  paradise  bird  ({Parotia  sefilata}).  The 
  long-billed  paradise  birds  ({Epimachin[ae]})  also  include 
  some  highly  ornamental  species,  as  the  twelve-wired 
  paradise  bird  ({Seleucides  alba}),  which  is  black,  yellow, 
  and  white,  with  six  long  breast  feathers  on  each  side 
  ending  in  long,  slender  filaments.  See  {Bird  of  paradise} 
  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Paradise  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  beautiful  fresh-water  Asiatic 
  fish  ({Macropodus  viridiauratus})  having  very  large  fins. 
  It  is  often  kept  alive  as  an  ornamental  fish. 
  {Paradise  flycatcher}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  flycatcher  of  the  genus 
  {Terpsiphone},  having  the  middle  tail  feathers  extremely 
  elongated.  The  adult  male  of  {T.  paradisi}  is  white,  with 
  the  head  glossy  dark  green,  and  crested. 
  {Paradise  grackle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  beautiful  bird  of  New 
  Guinea,  of  the  genus  {Astrapia},  having  dark  velvety 
  plumage  with  brilliant  metallic  tints. 
  {Paradise  nut}  (Bot.),  the  sapucaia  nut.  See  {Sapucaia  nut}. 
  [Local,  U.  S.] 
  {Paradise  whidah  bird}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Whidah}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paradise  \Par"a*dise\,  v.  t. 
  To  affect  or  exalt  with  visions  of  felicity;  to  entrance;  to 
  bewitch.  [R.]  --Marston. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  place  of  complete  bliss  and  delight  and  peace  [syn:  {eden}, 
  {nirvana},  {heaven},  {promised  land},  {Shangri-la}] 
  2:  a  heavenly  place--preaceful  and  beautiful--where  those  who 
  are  favored  by  the  gods  can  go  when  they  die  [syn:  {Elysium}, 
  {Elysian  Fields},  {Valhalla}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Paradise,  CA  (town,  FIPS  55520) 
  Location:  39.75641  N,  121.60433  W 
  Population  (1990):  25408  (11633  housing  units) 
  Area:  48.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  95969 
  Paradise,  KS  (city,  FIPS  54325) 
  Location:  39.11455  N,  98.91756  W 
  Population  (1990):  66  (36  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67658 
  Paradise,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49768 
  Paradise,  NV  (CDP,  FIPS  54600) 
  Location:  36.08082  N,  115.13360  W 
  Population  (1990):  124682  (63924  housing  units) 
  Area:  123.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Paradise,  PA  (CDP,  FIPS  57840) 
  Location:  40.00677  N,  76.12230  W 
  Population  (1990):  1043  (374  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  17562 
  Paradise,  TX 
  Zip  code(s):  76073 
  Paradise,  UT  (town,  FIPS  57850) 
  Location:  41.56761  N,  111.83321  W 
  Population  (1990):  561  (173  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  84328 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Paradise  is  a  subsystem  (a  set  of  packages)  developed  to 
  implement  inter-processes,  inter-tasks  and  inter-machine 
  communication  for  {Ada}  programs  under  {Unix}.  This  subsystem 
  gives  the  user  full  access  to  files,  {pipe}s,  {socket}s  (both 
  Unix  and  {Internet})  and  {pseudo-device}s. 
  Paradise  has  been  ported  to  {Sun},  {DEC},  {Sony  MIPS}, 
  {Verdex}  compiler,  DEC  compiler,  {Alsys}/{Systeam}  compiler. 
  {Version  2.0  of  the  library 
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  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  a  Persian  word  (pardes),  properly  meaning  a  "pleasure-ground"  or 
  park"  or  "king's  garden."  (See  {EDEN}.)  It  came  in 
  course  of  time  to  be  used  as  a  name  for  the  world  of  happiness 
  and  rest  hereafter  (Luke  23:43;  2  Cor.  12:4;  Rev.  2:7).  For 
  garden"  in  Gen.  2:8  the  LXX.  has  "paradise." 

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