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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·a·dise /ˈpærəˌdaɪs, ˌdaɪz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·dise n.
 1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation.
 2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
    To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.   --Luke xxiii. 43.
 It sounds to him like her mother's voice,
 Singing in Paradise.   --Longfellow.
 3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness.
 The earth
 Shall be all paradise.   --Milton.
    Wrapt in the very paradise of some creative vision.   --Beaconsfield.
 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.
 5. A churchyard or cemetery. [Obs.]
 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 (Epimachinæ) 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·dise v. t. To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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."