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"paradise" in British English

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paradisenoun [C usually singular, U]

uk   /ˈpær.ə.daɪs/  us   /ˈper-/
C1 a ​place or ​condition of ​greathappiness where everything is ​exactly as you would like it to be: a ​tropical paradise His ​idea of paradise is to ​spend the ​daylying on the ​beach. This ​mall is a shopper's paradise.Paradise Heaven: They ​believe they'll go to Paradise after they ​die. the garden of ​Eden (= the ​place where ​Adam and ​Evelived, in the ​Biblestory)
(Definition of paradise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paradisenoun [U]

 us   /ˈpær·əˌdɑɪs, -ˌdɑɪz/
a ​place or ​condition of ​greathappiness where everything is ​exactly as you would like it to be: His ​idea of paradise is to ​spend the ​daysailing. infml This ​place is a shopper’s/children’s/pickpocket’s paradise (= a ​place where the ​conditions are ​exactlyright for them). Paradise is another word for ​heaven.
(Definition of paradise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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