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English noun: paragraph

1. paragraph (communication) one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line


Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material


Part meronymtext, textual matter


English verb: paragraph

1. paragraph (social) divide into paragraphs, as of text


SamplesThis story is well paragraphed.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

2. paragraph (creation) write about in a paragraph


SamplesAll her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

3. paragraph (creation) write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing









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