Lady paramount(Archery), the lady making the best score.Lord paramount, the king.

Syn. Superior; principal; preëminent; chief.

(Par"a*mount), n. The highest or chief. Milton.

(Par"a*mount`ly), adv. In a paramount manner.

(Par"a*mour) n. [F. par amour, lit., by or with love. See 2d Par, and Amour.]

1. A lover, of either sex; a wooer or a mistress (formerly in a good sense, now only in a bad one); one who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; — used of a man or a woman.

The seducer appeared with dauntless front, accompanied by his paramour

2. Love; gallantry. [Obs.] "For paramour and jollity." Chaucer.

(Par"a*mour`, Par"a*mours`) , adv. By or with love, esp. the love of the sexes; — sometimes written as two words. [Obs.]

For par amour, I loved her first ere thou.

(Par*am"y*lum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + starch.] (Chem.) A substance resembling starch, found in the green frothy scum formed on the surface of stagnant water.

(Par`a*naph"tha*lene) n. [Pref. para- + naphthalene.] (Chem.) Anthracene; — called also paranaphthaline. [Obs.]

(||Par`a*noi"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. para`noia.] (Med.) Mental derangement; insanity.

(Par*an"thra*cene) n. [Pref. para- + anthracene.] (Chem.) An inert isomeric modification of anthracene.

Parametritis to Paraventure

(||Par`a*me*tri"tis) n. [NL. See Para-, and Metritis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the cellular tissue in the vicinity of the uterus.

(Par`a*mi*og"ra*pher) n. [Gr. proverb + -graph + -er.] A collector or writer of proverbs. [R.]

(Par`a*mi"tome) n. [Pref. para- + mitome.] (Biol.) The fluid portion of the protoplasm of a cell.

(||Pa"ra*mo) n.; pl. Paramos [Sp. pæramo.] A high, bleak plateau or district, with stunted trees, and cold, damp atmosphere, as in the Andes, in South America.

(Par"a*morph) n. [Pref. para- + Gr. form.] (Min.) A kind of pseudomorph, in which there has been a change of physical characters without alteration of chemical composition, as the change of aragonite to calcite.

(Par`a*mor"phism) n. (Min.) The change of one mineral species to another, so as to involve a change in physical characters without alteration of chemical composition.

(Par`a*mor"phous) a. (Min.) Relating to paramorphism; exhibiting paramorphism.

(Par"a*mount) a. [OF. par amont above; par through, by (L. per) + amont above. See Amount.] Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all others; chief; supreme; preëminent; as, a paramount duty. "A traitor paramount." Bacon.

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