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par·a·graph

 (păr′ə-grăf′)
n.
1. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
2. A mark ( ¶ ) used to indicate where a new paragraph should begin or to serve as a reference mark.
3. A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.
tr.v. par·a·graphed, par·a·graph·ing, par·a·graphs
To divide or arrange into paragraphs.

[Middle English paragraf, from Old French paragrafe, from Medieval Latin paragraphus, from Greek paragraphos, line showing a break in sense or a change of speakers in a dialogue, from paragraphein, to write beside : para-, beside; see para-1 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

par′a·graph′ic, par′a·graph′i·cal adj.

paragraph

(ˈpærəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf)
n
1. (Linguistics) (in a piece of writing) one of a series of subsections each usually devoted to one idea and each usually marked by the beginning of a new line, indentation, increased interlinear space, etc
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the character ¶, used as a reference mark or to indicate the beginning of a new paragraph
3. (Journalism & Publishing) a short article in a newspaper
vb (tr)
4. (Linguistics) to form into paragraphs
5. (Journalism & Publishing) to express or report in a paragraph
[C16: from Medieval Latin paragraphus, from Greek paragraphos line drawing attention to part of a text, from paragraphein to write beside, from para-1 + graphein to write]
paragraphic, ˌparaˈgraphical adj
ˌparaˈgraphically adv

par•a•graph

(ˈpær əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf)

n.
1. a distinct portion of written or printed matter dealing with a particular idea, beginning on a new line that is usu. indented.
3. a brief article or notice, as in a newspaper.
v.t.
4. to divide into paragraphs.
5. to write or publish paragraphs about.
[1515–25; earlier paragraphe < Greek paragraphḗ marked passage; see para-1, graph]
par`a•graph′ic (-ˈgræf ɪk) adj.
par`a•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

paragraph


Past participle: paragraphed
Gerund: paragraphing

Imperative
paragraph
paragraph
Present
I paragraph
you paragraph
he/she/it paragraphs
we paragraph
you paragraph
they paragraph
Preterite
I paragraphed
you paragraphed
he/she/it paragraphed
we paragraphed
you paragraphed
they paragraphed
Present Continuous
I am paragraphing
you are paragraphing
he/she/it is paragraphing
we are paragraphing
you are paragraphing
they are paragraphing
Present Perfect
I have paragraphed
you have paragraphed
he/she/it has paragraphed
we have paragraphed
you have paragraphed
they have paragraphed
Past Continuous
I was paragraphing
you were paragraphing
he/she/it was paragraphing
we were paragraphing
you were paragraphing
they were paragraphing
Past Perfect
I had paragraphed
you had paragraphed
he/she/it had paragraphed
we had paragraphed
you had paragraphed
they had paragraphed
Future
I will paragraph
you will paragraph
he/she/it will paragraph
we will paragraph
you will paragraph
they will paragraph
Future Perfect
I will have paragraphed
you will have paragraphed
he/she/it will have paragraphed
we will have paragraphed
you will have paragraphed
they will have paragraphed
Future Continuous
I will be paragraphing
you will be paragraphing
he/she/it will be paragraphing
we will be paragraphing
you will be paragraphing
they will be paragraphing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paragraphing
you have been paragraphing
he/she/it has been paragraphing
we have been paragraphing
you have been paragraphing
they have been paragraphing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paragraphing
you will have been paragraphing
he/she/it will have been paragraphing
we will have been paragraphing
you will have been paragraphing
they will have been paragraphing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paragraphing
you had been paragraphing
he/she/it had been paragraphing
we had been paragraphing
you had been paragraphing
they had been paragraphing
Conditional
I would paragraph
you would paragraph
he/she/it would paragraph
we would paragraph
you would paragraph
they would paragraph
Past Conditional
I would have paragraphed
you would have paragraphed
he/she/it would have paragraphed
we would have paragraphed
you would have paragraphed
they would have paragraphed

paragraph

A distinct part of a text, usually marked by beginning on a new, indented, line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paragraph - one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideasparagraph - one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
Verb1.paragraph - divide into paragraphs, as of text; "This story is well paragraphed"
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
2.paragraph - write about in a paragraph; "All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
3.paragraph - write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

paragraph

noun section, part, notice, item, passage, clause, portion, subdivision The length of a paragraph should depend on the information it contains.

paragraph

noun
A usually brief detail of news or information:
Translations
فِقَرَةٌفِقْرَه
odstavec
afsnit
paragrafo
kappale
paragraf
málsgrein
段落
문단
paragrafaspastraipa
rindkopa
paragraf
odstavek
stycke
ย่อหน้า
đoạn văn

paragraph

[ˈpærəgrɑːf]
A. Npárrafo m, (punto) acápite m (LAm); (in law etc) → aparte m; (= short article in newspaper) → suelto m
"new paragraph""(punto y) aparte"
B. VTdividir en párrafos

paragraph

[ˈpærəgrɑːf] nparagraphe m
to begin a new paragraph → aller à la ligne

paragraph

n
Absatz m, → Abschnitt m; “new paragraph„(neuer) Absatz“; paragraph mark (Comput) → Absatzmarke f, → Absatzzeichen nt
(= brief article)Notiz f
vt(in Abschnitte) gliedern, aufgliedern

paragraph

[ˈpærəgrɑːf] n (gen) → paragrafo; (in newspaper) → trafiletto
to begin a new paragraph → andare a capo

paragraph

(ˈpӕrəgraːf) noun
a part of a piece of writing, marked by beginning the first sentence on a new line and usually leaving a short space at the beginning of the line. There are a couple of paragraphs about football on page three of today's paper.

paragraph

فِقَرَةٌ odstavec afsnit Absatz παράγραφος párrafo kappale paragraphe paragraf paragrafo 段落 문단 paragraaf avsnitt akapit parágrafo параграф stycke ย่อหน้า paragraf đoạn văn 段落
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asked the boy, as her eye went down the last paragraph of her portion.
A descriptive paragraph or two, treating of the seven-gabled mansion in its more recent aspect, will bring this preliminary chapter to a close.
At the point which I had reached in a preceding paragraph of this account, the situation was as follows: two horses lay dying; the bull had scattered his persecutors for the moment, and stood raging, panting, pawing the dust in clouds over his back, when the man that had been wounded returned to the ring on a remount, a poor blindfolded wreck that yet had something ironically military about his bearing - and the next moment the bull had ripped him open and his bowls were dragging upon the ground: and the bull was charging his swarm of pests again.
was safely delivered of a son and heir; a very interesting and satisfactory paragraph, at least to all those intimate connections who knew it before.
An extinguished candle stood on the table; she was bending over the fire, and seemed reading in a little black book, like a prayer-book, by the light of the blaze: she muttered the words to herself, as most old women do, while she read; she did not desist immediately on my entrance: it appeared she wished to finish a paragraph.
Your instructions on both these points you will find detailed in the next paragraph.
Peggotty pointed to a certain paragraph in the newspaper, where I read aloud as follows, from the Port Middlebay Times:
You cannot read the first paragraph of the book, which begins in the right way "Once upon a time" without knowing that Mr.
There is a paragraph in it stating that I have joined some infernal Socialistic league, and I am told that there is an article in the 'Times' on the spread of Socialism, in which my name is mentioned.
The above paragraph in the original editions (1726) takes another form, commencing:-"I told him that should I happen to live in a kingdom where lots were in vogue," &c.
Poligny was written in black ink and exactly similar to that in our possession, except that, at the end, it contained a paragraph in red ink and in a queer, labored handwriting, as though it had been produced by dipping the heads of matches into the ink, the writing of a child that has never got beyond the down-strokes and has not learned to join its letters.
Two versions of this paragraph appear in different editions.