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

 par·a·gon /ˈpærəˌgɑn, gən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·gon n.
 1. A companion; a match; an equal. [Obs.]
    Philoclea, who indeed had no paragon but her sister.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 2. Emulation; rivalry; competition. [Obs.]
 Full many feats adventurous
 Performed, in paragon of proudest men.   --Spenser.
 3. A model or pattern; especially a pattern of excellence or perfection; as, a paragon of beauty or eloquence.
    Man, . . . the paragon of animals !   --Shak.
 The riches of sweet Mary's son,
 Boy-rabbi, Israel's paragon.   --Emerson.
 4. Print. A size of type between great primer and double pica. See the Note under Type.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·gon, v. t.
 1. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with. [Obs.]
 2. To compare with; to equal; to rival. [R.]
 In arms anon to paragon the morn,
 The morn new rising.   --Glover.
 3. To serve as a model for; to surpass. [Obs.]
 He hath achieved a maid
 That paragons description and wild fame.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·gon, v. i. To be equal; to hold comparison. [R.]
    Few or none could . . . paragon with her.   --Shelton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept [syn: idol,
            perfection, beau ideal]
      2: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no
         equal [syn: ideal, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch,