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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin, from Greek paradeisos 'enclosed park'

paradise

noun
     
par‧a‧dise
1 [uncountable] a place or situation that is extremely pleasant, beautiful, or enjoyable:
a beautiful tropical paradise
The hotel felt like paradise after two weeks of camping.
A home near the sea is my idea of paradise.
2 [singular] a place that has everything you need for doing a particular activity:
The market is a shopper's paradise.
paradise for
Hawaii is a paradise for surfers.
3

Paradise

[singular]
a) RR in some religions, a perfect place where people are believed to go after they die, if they have led good lives [↪ heaven]
b) RRC according to the Bible, the garden where the first humans, Adam and Eve, lived
bird of paradise

➔ be living in a fool's paradise

at fool1 (9)

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