from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The prince of Troy whose abduction of Helen provoked the Trojan War.
- The capital and largest city of France, in the north-central part of the country on the Seine River. Founded as a fishing village on the Île de la Cité, Paris (then called Lutetia) was captured and fortified by the Romans in 52 B.C. Clovis I made it the capital of his kingdom after A.D. 486, and Hugh Capet established it as the capital of France after his accession to the throne in 987. Through the succeeding centuries, Paris grew rapidly as a commercial, cultural, and industrial center. The city was occupied by the Germans in World War II from June 14, 1940, to August 25, 1944. Population: 2,150,000.
- Paris, Matthew 1200?-1259. English monk and chronicler. His Chronica Majora traced the history of the world from the creation to 1259.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Paridae — herb Paris and its relatives.
- proper n. A Trojan prince who eloped with Helen.
- proper n. A male given name from the Trojan hero.
- proper n. The capital city of France.
- proper n. Any place named after the French city.
- proper n. A surname for someone who came from Paris, or a patronymic derived from Patrick.
- proper n. A male given name from the surname.
- proper n. A female given name of modern usage, usually from the French city.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic.
- n. The chief city of France.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of liliaceous plants of the tribe Medeoleæ, known by its numerical symmetry and its petals, which are linear, awlshaped, or absent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in northeastern Texas
- n. the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
- n. sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
- n. (Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War
From Ancient Greek Πάρις (Paris). (Wiktionary)
Original sense refers to the city in France. From Middle English, from Old French Paris, from Late Latin name of an earlier settlement, Lutetia Parisiorum "Lutetia of the Parisii", from Latin Parisii, a tribe of Gaul. (Wiktionary)