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Nonpareil definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NONPAREIL, n. nonparel'.
1. Excellence unequaled.
2. A sort of apple.
3. A sort of printing type very small, and the smallest now used except three.
NONPAREIL, a. nonparel'. Having no equal; peerless.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: eminent beyond or above comparison; "matchless beauty"; "the team's nonpareil center fielder"; "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali"; "a peerless scholar"; "infamy unmatched in the Western world"; "wrote with unmatchable clarity"; "unrivaled mastery of her art" [syn: matchless, nonpareil, one, one and only, peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled, unrivalled] n
1: model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal [syn: ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch]
2: colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
3: a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English nounparalle, from Middle French nompareil, from non- + pareil equal, from Vulgar Latin *pariculus, from Latin par equal Date: 15th century having no equal II. noun Date: 1593 1. an individual of unequaled excellence ; paragon 2. a. a small flat disk of chocolate covered with white sugar pellets b. sugar in small pellets of various colors

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. unrivalled or unique. --n. such a person or thing. Etymology: F f. pareil equal f. pop.L pariculus dimin. of L par

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nonpareil Non`pa*reil", n. [See Nonpareil, a. ] 1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person; a nonesuch; -- often used as a name. 2. [F. nonpareille.] (Print.) A size of type next smaller than minion and next larger than agate (or ruby). Note: This line is printed in the type called nonpareil. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A beautifully colored finch (Passerina ciris), native of the Southern United States. The male has the head and neck deep blue, rump and under parts bright red, back and wings golden green, and the tail bluish purple. Called also painted finch. (b) Any other similar bird of the same genus.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Nonpareil Non`pa*reil", a. [F., from non not + pareil equal, fr. LL. pariculus, dim. of L. par equal. See Non, and Pair, Peer.] Having no equal; peerless.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. See nonesuch. II. a. Peerless, unequalled, unparalleled.

Moby Thesaurus

A per se, ace, beau ideal, boss, champion, chief, choice, chosen, commander, cream, dean, elect, elite, exemplar, fat, flower, fugleman, genius, good example, head, higher-up, ideal, jewel, laureate, leader, man of men, master, mirror, model, ne plus ultra, nonesuch, optimum, paragon, pattern, phoenix, pick, prime, principal, prize, prodigy, queen, quintessence, ruler, select, senior, shining example, standard, star, superior, superlative, superman, superstar, the best, the best ever, the greatest, the most, the tops, the very best, top dog, virtuoso


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