(noun, verb)


1. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

Similar word(s): idol, perfection

Definition categories: thought, ideal

2. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal

Similar word(s): apotheosis, ideal, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, saint

Definition categories: person, model

Sentences with paragon as a noun:

- In the novel, Constanza is a paragon of virtue who would never compromise her reputation.


1. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.

2. To compare with; to equal; to rival.

3. To serve as a model for; to surpass.

4. To be equal; to hold comparison.