paradise [-'] n

Early ME < Fr. < L. < Gk < OPers. pairida─ôza enclosure, park < pairi, around + diz, to mould, form.

  1. The garden of Eden; beautiful dwelling place of Adam and Eve; lush and exotic region of surpassing beauty; delight; bliss.
  2. Heaven; immortality; the afterlife; eternal rest; the dwelling place of God and his angels; the abode of righteous souls after death.
  3. Glory; exaltation.