A paragraph (from the Ancient Greek παράγραφος paragraphos, "to write beside" or "written beside") is a self-contained unit of a discourse in writing dealing with a particular point or idea. A paragraph consists of one or more sentences. Though not required by the syntax of any language, paragraphs are usually an expected part of formal writing, used to organize longer prose.
Noun 1. one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line (hypernym) writing, written material, piece of writing (part-holonym) text, textual matter Verb 1. divide into paragraphs, as of text; "This story is well paragraphed" (hypernym) divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up 2. write about in a paragraph; "All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper" (hypernym) write, compose, pen, indite 3. write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher (hypernym) write, compose, pen, indite (classification) writing, authorship, composition, penning
To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs (v. t.)
To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article. (v. t.)
To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character /. (n.)
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. (n.)
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. (n.)
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.