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Par·is 1

n. Greek Mythology
The prince of Troy whose abduction of Helen provoked the Trojan War.

Par·is 2

The capital and largest city of France, in the north-central part of the country. Founded as a Gallic fishing village on an island in the Seine River, Paris was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 bc. Clovis I made it the capital of his kingdom after ad 486, and Hugh Capet established it as the capital of France after 987. Through the succeeding centuries, Paris grew rapidly as a commercial, cultural, and industrial center. The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from 1940 to 1944.

Pa·ris′ian (pə-rē′zhən, -rĭz′ē-ən) adj. & n.


(ˈpærɪs; French pari)
1. (Placename) the capital of France, in the north on the River Seine: constitutes a department; dates from the 3rd century bc, becoming capital of France in 987; centre of the French Revolution; centres around its original site on an island in the Seine, the Île de la Cité, containing Notre Dame; university (1150). Pop: 2 203 817 (2006). Ancient name: Lutetia
2. (Historical Terms) Treaty of Paris
a. a treaty of 1783 between the US, Britain, France, and Spain, ending the War of American Independence
b. a treaty of 1763 signed by Britain, France, and Spain that ended their involvement in the Seven Years' War
c. a treaty of 1898 between Spain and the US bringing to an end the Spanish-American War
[via French and Old French, from Late Latin (Lūtētia) Parisiōrum (marshes) of the Parisii, a tribe of Celtic Gaul]


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a prince of Troy, whose abduction of Helen from her husband Menelaus started the Trojan War
2. (Biography) Matthew. ?1200–59, English chronicler, whose principal work is the Chronica Majora


(ˈpær ɪs; Fr. paˈri)

the capital of France, in the N part, on the Seine. 2,188,918.


(ˈpær ɪs)

a Trojan prince, son of Priam and Hecuba, whose abduction of Helen led to the Trojan War.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paris - the capital and largest city of FranceParis - the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
Bastille - a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
Eiffel Tower - a wrought iron tower 300 meters high that was constructed in Paris in 1889; for many years it was the tallest man-made structure
Louvre, Louvre Museum - an art museum that is a famous tourist attraction in Paris
Paris University, Sorbonne, University of Paris - a university in Paris; intellectual center of France
Tuileries Gardens, Tuileries - formal gardens next to the Louvre in Paris
Tuileries, Tuileries Palace - palace and royal residence built for Catherine de Medicis in 1564 and burned down in 1871; all that remains today are the formal gardens
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Latin Quarter, Left Bank - the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life
Montmartre - the highest point in Paris; famous for its associations with many artists
Clichy, Clichy-la-Garenne - a northwestern suburb of Paris; the residence of the Merovingian royalty in the 7th century
Orly - a southeastern suburb of Paris; site of an international airport serving Paris
Right Bank - the region of Paris on the north bank of the Seine
Ile-St-Louis - island in Paris on the Seine
Champs Elysees - a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes
Parisian - a native or resident of Paris
Parisienne - a female native or resident of Paris
2.Paris - sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia - European herb with yellow-green flowers resembling and closely related to the trilliums; reputed to be poisonous
3.Paris - (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
4.Paris - a town in northeastern Texas
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico


A. NParís m
B. ADJparisiense, parisino


She's from Paris
BUT Elle est parisienne.
in Paris → à Paris
to Paris → à Paris
modif [club, nightlife, apartment, home, traffic] → parisien(ne)


nParis nt


1 [ˈpærɪs] nParigi f


2 [ˈpærɪs] n (Myth) → Paride
References in classic literature ?
Alone in his musty office in the Heffner Block above the Paris Dry Goods Company's store, he worked ceaselessly, building up something that he himself destroyed.
With ingenuous frankness he spoke of what a wicked, ill-disciplined boy he had been, and impulsively drew up his cuff to exhibit upon his wrist the scar from a saber cut which he had received in a duel outside of Paris when he was nineteen.
It thus occurred that one day the two girls, on their way to the main street for an hour's shopping at the Villa de Paris and Variety Store, were stopped by Dick Mattingly a few yards from their house, with the remark that, as the county election was then in progress, it would be advisable for them to defer their intention for a few hours.
Among the more curious of such remains is part of a skull, which in the year was disinterred in the Rue Dauphine in Paris, a short street opening almost directly upon the palace of the Tuileries; and bones disinterred in excavating the great docks of Antwerp, in Napoleon's time.
Of course it had not the least effect, except upon a few roaches which had the misfortune to drink water after eating it, and so got their inwards set in a coating of plaster of Paris.
The windows were hung with curtains of rose-colored and white muslin, the floor was spread with a matting which had been ordered in Paris, to a pattern of his own device, having round it a border of rose-buds and leaves, and a centre-piece with full-flown roses.
And herein, perchance, they have stolen a march on the cooks of Paris.
Paul de Cassagnac, the most inveterate of the French duelists, had suffered so often in this way that he is at last a confirmed invalid; and the best physician in Paris has expressed the opinion that if he goes on dueling for fifteen or twenty years more--unless he forms the habit of fighting in a comfortable room where damps and draughts cannot intrude--he will eventually endanger his life.
Armand de Montalban, of Paris," would "lecture on the Science of Phrenology" at such and such a place, on the blank day of blank, at ten cents admis- sion, and "furnish charts of character at twenty-five cents apiece.
We went to Venice--to London, Paris, Russia, India, China, Japan--"
I can see Paris as plain as day by just shutting my eyes.
Yes, there is your 'boite' at last: take it into a corner, you genuine daughter of Paris, and amuse yourself with disembowelling it," said the deep and rather sarcastic voice of Mr.