1. Originally, a marginal mark or note, set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, e. g., a change of subject; now, the character
Note: ☞ This character is merely a modification of a capital P (the initial of the word paragraph), the letter being reversed, and the black part made white and the white part black for the sake of distinctiveness.
2. A distinct part of a discourse or writing; any section or subdivision of a writing or chapter which relates to a particular point, whether consisting of one or many sentences. The division is sometimes noted by the mark
3. A brief composition complete in one typographical section or paragraph; an item, remark, or quotation comprised in a few lines forming one paragraph; as, a column of news paragraphs; an editorial paragraph.
Par·a·graph, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paragraphed p. pr. & vb. n. Paragraphing.]
1. To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character
3. To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs
n : one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to
separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new
v 1: divide into paragraphs, as of text; "This story is well
2: write about in a paragraph; "All her friends were
paragraphed in last Monday's paper"
3: write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher