paradise Definition

  • 1a place or state of great happiness where everything is exactly as you would like it to be
  • 2the Christian idea of heaven, where God lives and where good people go when they die

Using paradise: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "paradise" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The island was like a paradise with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

  • Example

    After a long day at work, coming home to my family feels like paradise.

  • Example

    Many people believe that paradise awaits them after they die.

paradise Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for paradise

Idioms Using paradise

  • a fool's paradise

    a state of happiness based on a false belief or illusion


    He thinks he can get away with cheating on his taxes, but he's living in a fool's paradise.

  • to pave paradise (and put up a parking lot)

    to destroy something beautiful or valuable in order to build something else, especially something mundane or unattractive


    The developers paved paradise and put up a parking lot when they built the shopping mall.

  • to be extremely happy and content


    Winning the lottery put her in seventh heaven.

Phrases with paradise

  • a place or situation that is extremely beautiful, peaceful, and enjoyable


    The villa in Tuscany was like paradise on earth.

  • a place or situation that was once perfect but no longer exists


    The old town used to be a lost paradise before the war destroyed it.

  • a place or situation that is perfect for someone because it has everything they want or need


    The city is a paradise for foodies, with its diverse range of restaurants and cuisines.

Origins of paradise

from Old Persian 'pairidaeza', meaning 'enclosed park'


Summary: paradise in Brief

The term 'paradise' [ˈpærədaɪs] refers to a place or state of great happiness, often associated with perfection and beauty. It can denote both earthly and heavenly realms, as in 'The island was like a paradise with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.' 'Paradise' extends into phrases like 'paradise on earth,' and idioms like 'a fool's paradise,' denoting a false sense of happiness.

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