ETYM Old Eng. and French paradis, Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos park, paradise, from Zend pairidaęza an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Greek para) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and Eng. dough. Related to Parvis.
1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation.
2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness.
4. An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.
In various religions, a place or state of happiness. Examples are the Garden of Eden and the Messianic kingdom; the Islamic paradise of the Koran is a place of sensual pleasure.
1. City in Kansas (USA); zip code 67658.
2. Town in California (USA); zip code 95969.
3. Town in Utah (USA); zip code 84328.
4. Unincorporated community in Nevada (USA).
5. Unincorporated community in Pennsylvania (USA).