PAR'AGON, noun [Latin par, equal.]
1. A model or pattern; a model by way of distinction, implying superior excellence or perfection; as a paragon of beauty or eloquence.
2. A companion; a fellow.
3. Emulation; a match for trial.
PAR'AGON, verb transitive
1. To compare; to parallel.
The picture of Pamela, in little form, he wore in a tablet, purposing to paragon the little one with Artesia's length. [Little used.]
2. To equal. [Little used.]
PAR'AGON, verb intransitive To pretend comparison or equality. [Little used.]