Definitions of paragraph

  1. To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article.
  2. To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs
  3. To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character .
  4. To arrange or divide into deflnite sections or passages of writing; to write a brief passage about.
  5. write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
  6. one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
  7. Originally, a marginal mark or note, set in the margin to call attention to something in the text, e. g., a change of subject; now, the character /, commonly used in the text as a reference mark to a footnote, or to indicate the place of a division into sections.
  8. A distinct part of a discourse or writing; any section or subdivision of a writing or chapter which relates to a particular point, whether consisting of one or many sentences. The division is sometimes noted by the mark /, but usually, by beginning the first sentence of the paragraph on a new line and at more than the usual distance from the margin.
  9. A brief composition complete in one typographical section or paragraph; an item, remark, or quotation comprised in a few lines forming one paragraph; as, a column of news paragraphs; an editorial paragraph.
  10. A small, definite section of a piece of writing; a short passage; a reference mark; an item in a newspaper, magazine, etc..
  11. A distinct part of a discourse or writing: a short passage, or a collection of sentences with unity of purpose.
  13. A distinct part of a discourse; the character indicating this; a brief notice.
  14. Subdivision of a discourse, generally distinguished by a break in the lines; a short passage; a mark of reference.
  15. A distinct part of a connected discourse or writing; the section of a chapter relating to a particular point; a short piece of news or notice in a newspaper; a mark of reference.