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 for paradise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paradise \Par"a*dise\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F.
     paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para`deisos park, paradise,
     fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to
     Gr. peri`) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear,
     and E. dough. Cf. Parvis.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed
        after their creation.
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     2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
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              To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. --Luke
                                                    xxiii. 43.
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              It sounds to him like her mother's voice,
              Singing in Paradise.                  --Longfellow.
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     3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight;
        hence, a state of happiness.
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              The earth
              Shall be all paradise.                --Milton.
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              Wrapt in the very paradise of some creative vision.
                                                    --Beaconsfield.
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     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.
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     5. A churchyard or cemetery. [Obs.] --Oxf. Gloss.
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     Fool's paradise. See under Fool, and Limbo.
  
     Grains of paradise. (Bot.) See Melequeta pepper, under
        Pepper.
  
     Paradise bird. (Zool.) 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 (Zool.), a beautiful fresh-water Asiatic fish
        ({Macropodus viridiauratus) having very large fins. It is
        often kept alive as an ornamental fish.
  
     Paradise flycatcher (Zool.), any flycatcher of the genus
        Terpsiphone, having the middle tail feathers extremely
        elongated. The adult male of Terpsiphone paradisi is
        white, with the head glossy dark green, and crested.
  
     Paradise grackle (Zool.), 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. (Zool.) See Whidah.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paradise \Par"a*dise\ (p[a^]r"[.a]*d[imac]s), v. t.
     To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to
     bewitch. [R.] --Marston.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  paradise
      n 1: any place of complete bliss and delight and peace [syn:
           Eden, paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land,
           Shangri-la]
      2: (Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  166 Moby Thesaurus words for "paradise":
     Agapemone, Arcadia, Avalon, Big Rock-Candy Mountain, Canaan,
     Celestial City, City of God, Civitas Dei, Cloudcuckooland,
     Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Elysium, Erewhon, Garden of Eden,
     Goshen, Happy Valley, Indian reservation, Japanese garden,
     Land of Beulah, Land of Youth, Laputa, Never-Never-land, Neverland,
     New Atlantis, New Jerusalem, Pandemonium, Quivira, Shangri-la,
     Utopia, Valhalla, Zion, alpine garden, arboretum, arcadia,
     archives, auditorium, balcony, bank, beatification, beatitude, bed,
     bewitchment, bird sanctuary, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness,
     bog garden, border, botanical garden, box, box seat, cheer,
     cheerfulness, cloud nine, cloudland, common, commons, delectation,
     delight, dreamland, dress circle, dry garden, dystopia, ecstasy,
     ecstatics, elation, elysium, empyrean, enchantment, exaltation,
     exhilaration, exuberance, faerie, fairyland, fauteuil, felicity,
     flower bed, flower garden, forest preserve, gaiety, gallery,
     game reserve, garden, garden spot, gladness, glee, grape ranch,
     grapery, happiness, happy hunting ground, heaven, heavenly kingdom,
     herbarium, high spirits, hortus siccus, intoxication, jardin, joy,
     joyance, joyfulness, kakotopia, kingdom come, kitchen garden,
     land of dreams, land of enchantment, land of faerie,
     land of plenty, land of promise, library, loge, lotus land,
     market garden, millennium, museum, national forest, national park,
     nigger heaven, nirvana, orchestra, orchestra circle,
     ornamental garden, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, park, parquet,
     parquet circle, parterre, peanut gallery, pinetum, pit, pleasance,
     pleasure garden, pleasure ground, preserve, promised land,
     proscenium boxes, public park, rapture, ravishment, reservation,
     reserve, rock garden, roof garden, sanctuary, seventh heaven,
     shrubbery, stall, standing room, state forest, store,
     sunken garden, sunshine, tea garden, theatre stall, transport,
     truck garden, unalloyed happiness, utopia, vegetable garden,
     victory garden, vinery, vineyard, wilderness preserve,
     wildlife preserve, wonderland
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "Paradise":
     Beulah, Beulah Land, Heaven, Land of Beulah, a better place,
     afterlife, afterworld, better world, destiny, eternal home,
     eternity, fate, future state, glory, happy hunting ground,
     heaven above, heavenly kingdom, high heaven, home, kingdom come,
     kingdom of God, kingdom of glory, kingdom of heaven,
     life after death, life to come, next world, otherworld,
     postexistence, presence of God, realm of light, the Promised Land,
     the beyond, the good hereafter, the grave, the great beyond,
     the great hereafter, the happy land, the hereafter, the unknown,
     the world above, what bodes, what is fated, world to come
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Paradise
  
     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, pipes, sockets (both
     Unix and Internet) and pseudo-devices.
  
     Paradise has been ported to Sun, DEC, Sony MIPS,
     Verdex+compiler,+DEC+compiler,+Alsys/{Systeam">Verdex compiler, DEC compiler, Alsys/{Systeam compiler.
  
     Version 2.0 of the library
     ftp://cnam.cnam.fr/pub/Ada/Paradise)">(ftp://cnam.cnam.fr/pub/Ada/Paradise).  E-mail:
     .
  
     (1992-09-30)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Paradise
     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."
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
     Population (2000):    184
     Housing Units (2000): 103
     Land area (2000):     0.239980 sq. miles (0.621545 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.239980 sq. miles (0.621545 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            56425
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             47.388097 N, 114.800723 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, MT
      Paradise
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, NV -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Nevada
     Population (2000):    186070
     Housing Units (2000): 85398
     Land area (2000):     47.138412 sq. miles (122.087922 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    47.138412 sq. miles (122.087922 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            54600
     Located within:       Nevada (NV), FIPS 32
     Location:             36.082073 N, 115.124654 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, NV
      Paradise
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, CA -- U.S. town in California
     Population (2000):    26408
     Housing Units (2000): 12374
     Land area (2000):     18.249112 sq. miles (47.264982 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000422 sq. miles (0.001092 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    18.249534 sq. miles (47.266074 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            55520
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             39.761708 N, 121.608716 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     95969
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, CA
      Paradise
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    1028
     Housing Units (2000): 386
     Land area (2000):     1.132943 sq. miles (2.934308 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.029187 sq. miles (0.075595 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.162130 sq. miles (3.009903 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57840
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.009469 N, 76.124781 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     17562
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, PA
      Paradise
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    64
     Housing Units (2000): 36
     Land area (2000):     0.254176 sq. miles (0.658313 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.254176 sq. miles (0.658313 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            54325
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.115445 N, 98.917428 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67658
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, KS
      Paradise
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    459
     Housing Units (2000): 184
     Land area (2000):     1.988793 sq. miles (5.150949 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.988793 sq. miles (5.150949 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            55056
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             33.150683 N, 97.688311 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     76073
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, TX
      Paradise
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Paradise, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
     Population (2000):    759
     Housing Units (2000): 231
     Land area (2000):     1.109917 sq. miles (2.874672 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.109917 sq. miles (2.874672 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            57850
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             41.567540 N, 111.833980 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     84328
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Paradise, UT
      Paradise
  

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