Synonyms for paragraphs

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-graf, -grahf
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf

Top 10 synonyms for paragraphs Other synonyms for the word paragraphs

Définition of paragraphs

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French paragraphe "division of text" (13c., Old French paragrafe), from Medieval Latin paragraphus "sign for start of a new section of discourse" (the sign looked something like a stylized letter -P-), from Greek paragraphos "short stroke in the margin marking a break in sense," also "a passage so marked," literally "anything written beside," from paragraphein "write by the side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
  • As in item : noun part, article
  • As in article : noun section of document
  • As in passage : noun excerpt from document
  • As in text : noun subject matter of document
  • As in indentation : noun division
  • As in clause : noun provision in document
Example sentences :
  • It is divided into eight chapters, subdivided into paragraphs.
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • Paragraphs should show the division of the thought of the letter.
  • Extract from : « How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) » by Mary Owens Crowther
  • I thought it might amuse you if I read some of the paragraphs—Eleanor, I think you might read them.
  • Extract from : « Nell, of Shorne Mills » by Charles Garvice
  • Paragraphs about the loves and marriages of other people he would never read.
  • Extract from : « Kept in the Dark » by Anthony Trollope
  • He turns types into prismatics, and paragraphs into paintings.
  • Extract from : « Charles Carleton Coffin » by William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • And from week to week these paragraphs made their bow to the public.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • The document is divided into three parts, and thirty-five paragraphs.
  • Extract from : « Pagan and Christian Rome » by Rodolfo Lanciani
  • As a sign it has several other uses which will appear in the paragraphs following.
  • Extract from : « Punctuation » by Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Paragraphs, sentences and words are treated later, and in this order.
  • Extract from : « Textiles » by William H. Dooley
  • The reference numbers are to the paragraphs of the articles.
  • Extract from : « The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV) » by R.V. Russell

Antonyms for paragraphs

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