Paragon Par"a*gon, v. t. [Cf. OF. paragonner, F. parangonner.] [1913 Webster] 1. To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

2. To compare with; to equal; to rival. [R.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

In arms anon to paragon the morn, The morn new rising. --Glover. [1913 Webster]

3. To serve as a model for; to surpass. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He hath achieved a maid That paragons description and wild fame. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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