Nonpareil
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • nonpareil — nonpareil, eille [ nɔ̃parɛj ] adj. et n. • 1350; var. anc. nompareil; de non et pareil I ♦ Adj. Vx Qui n a pas son pareil, qui est sans égal en son genre. ⇒ 1. beau, inégalable (cf. Sans pareil). II ♦ N. 1 ♦ N. f. Vx Ruban très étroit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nonpareil — Nonpareil(s) from the French meaning without equal , it may also refer to: Nonpareil, Guyana, a village in Guyana Nonpareil, Oregon, a former community in the United States Nonpareils, a confectionery of small sweet spheres used to decorate cakes …   Wikipedia

  • nonpareil — nonpareil, eille (non pa rèll, rè ll , ll mouillées) adj. 1°   Qui est sans pareil. •   Pour la nonpareille Bouvignon, elle était la plus grande diseuse de riens qui ait jamais été, SCARR. Rom. com. II, 10. •   Colette entra dans des peurs… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nonpareil — NONPARÉIL s.n. Corp de literă având mărimea de şase puncte tipografice, folosit de obicei pentru tipărirea tabelelor, adnotaţiilor etc. [pr.: nonparei. – var.: nonparél s.n. ] – Din fr. nonpareille. Trimis de ana zecheru, 08.06.2004. Sursa: DEX… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. [F. nonpareille.] (Print.) A size of type next smaller than minion and next larger than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonpareil — (adj.) late 15c., having no equal, from M.Fr. nonpareil unequalled, peerless, from non not (see NON (Cf. non )) + pareil equal. The noun meaning an unequaled person or thing is from 1590s; first applied to a kind of candy 1690s. As the name of a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonpareil — Nonpareil, [nonpar]eille. adj. Qui excelle par dessus les autres, qui est sans pareil, sans esgal. Sa grace nompareille. une vertu nompareille. un merite nonpareil …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Nonpareil — (fr., spr. Nongparelj), 1) sehr schmale Bänder, Borten u. Treffen; 2) Beiname mancher Blumen, bes. hellvioletter Nelken; 3) eine Schriftgattung kleinen Grades, s. Schrift …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nonpareil — (frz., spr. nongparéj, »unvergleichlich«). Vogel, s. Papstfink. Nonpareille, kleine Schriftgattung von sechs typographischen Punkten. Nonpareils, Bezeichnung großer Brillanten …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • nonpareil — index exemplar, outstanding (prominent), paragon, phenomenon (unusual occurrence), primary, prime (most valuable) …   Law dictionary

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