Paraclete to Paragraph

(Par"a*clete) n. [L. paracletus, Gr. from to call to one, to exhort, encourage; para` beside + to call.] An advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the Consoler, Comforter, or Intercessor; — a term applied to the Holy Spirit.

From which intercession especially I conceive he hath the name of the Paraclete given him by Christ.
Bp. Pearson.

(Par"a*close) n. (Arch.) See Parclose.

(Par`ac*mas"tic) a. [Gr. . See Para-, and Acme.] (Med.) Gradually decreasing; past the acme, or crisis, as a distemper. Dunglison.

(Par`a*con"ic) a. [Pref. para- + aconitic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid obtained as a deliquescent white crystalline substance, and isomeric with itaconic, citraconic, and mesaconic acids.

(Par`a*co"nine) n. [Pref. para- + conine.] (Chem.) A base resembling and isomeric with conine, and obtained as a colorless liquid from butyric aldehyde and ammonia.

(||Par`a*co*rol"la) n. [Pref. para- + corolla.] (Bot.) A secondary or inner corolla; a corona, as of the Narcissus.

(Par`a*cros"tic) n. [Pref. para- + acrostic.] A poetical composition, in which the first verse contains, in order, the first letters of all the verses of the poem. Brande & C.

(Par`a*cy*an"o*gen) n. [Pref. para- + cyanogen.] (Chem.) A polymeric modification of cyanogen, obtained as a brown or black amorphous residue by heating mercuric cyanide.

(Par`a*cy"mene), n. [Pref. para- + cymene.] (Chem.) Same as Cymene.

(||Par`a*dac"ty*lum), n.; pl. Paradactyla [NL. See Para-, and Dactyl.] (Zoöl.) The side of a toe or finger.

(Pa*rade") n. [F., fr. Sp. parada a halt or stopping, an assembling for exercise, a place where troops are assembled to exercise, fr. parar to stop, to prepare. See Pare, v. t.]

1. The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.

2. (Mil.) An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled.

3. Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.

Be rich, but of your wealth make no parade.

4. That which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen.

In state returned the grand parade.

5. Posture of defense; guard. [A Gallicism.]

When they are not in parade, and upon their guard.

6. A public walk; a promenade.

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