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paragraph - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'paragraph' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Paragraph [ 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2 . Paragraph [ v. t.]
- To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character /.
- To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article.
- To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs

Meaning of 'paragraph' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . paragraph [ v]
Meaning (1):
- write about in a paragraph
Example in sentence:
  • All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper
Meaning (2):
- divide into paragraphs, as of text
Example in sentence:
  • This story is well paragraphed