Definition of Paragraph

1. Noun. One of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line.

Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material
Group relationships: Text, Textual Matter
Derivative terms: Paragrapher



2. Verb. Divide into paragraphs, as of text. "This story is well paragraphed"

3. Verb. Write about in a paragraph. "All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper"
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write
Derivative terms: Paragrapher

4. Verb. Write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher.
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write
Derivative terms: Paragrapher

Definition of Paragraph

1. n. 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 ¶, commonly used in the text as a reference mark to a footnote, or to indicate the place of a division into sections.

2. v. t. To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character ¶.

Definition of Paragraph

1. Noun. A passage in text that is about a different subject from the preceding text, marked by commencing on a new line, the first line sometimes being indented. ¹

2. Verb. To sort text into paragraphs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paragraph

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Paragraph

1. 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, commonly used in the text as a reference mark to a footnote, or to indicate the place of a division into sections. 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, but usually, by beginning the first sentence of the paragraph on a new line and at more than the usual distance from the margin. 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. Origin: F. Paragraphe, LL. Paragraphus, fr. Gr. (sc) a line or stroke drawn in the margin, fr. To write beside; beside + to write. See Para-, and Graphic, and cf. Paraph. 1. To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paragraph

paragonimiasis
paragonimus
paragoning
paragonite
paragonites
paragonorrhoeal
paragons
paragram
paragrammatism
paragrammatist
paragrammatists
paragramme
paragrams
paragrandine
paragrandines
paragraph (current term)
paragraph mark
paragraph marks
paragraphed
paragrapher
paragraphers
paragraphia
paragraphic
paragraphical
paragraphing
paragraphist
paragraphistical
paragraphists
paragraphless
paragraphos

Literary usage of Paragraph

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Special demurrer to a paragraph of petition sustained, and that paragraph ... paragraph 14 of the petition was as follows : "Fourteenth. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"The provision relied upon was the second clause of the last paragraph of ... The paragraph referred to is this: "Property destined to or taken from a ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1907)
"“The third paragraph alleges that within said watershed there are 1000000 acres ... “The fifth paragraph alleges that there Is not sufficient moisture from ..."

4. The Composition of technical papers: By Homer Andrew Watt by Homer Andrew Watt (1917)
"Just when it is necessary or advisable to add this final element must be determined for each individual paragraph. The following diagram of a typical ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"This is a sacred obvious duty of all bishops; nevertheless, the ecclesiastical law specially reminds them of it by paragraph 29. In the different countries ..."

6. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"Article 7, amended by adding at the end of said paragraph the following words: "And ... paragraph 6, Section 4, Article 2, amended by striking out the words ..."

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