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English Dictionary: nonpareil by the DICT Development Group
4 results for nonpareil
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. eminent beyond or above comparison; "matchless beauty"; "the team's nonpareil center fielder"; "she's one girl in a million"; "the one and only Muhammad Ali"; "a peerless scholar"; "infamy unmatched in the Western world"; "wrote with unmatchable clarity"; "unrivaled mastery of her art"
    Synonym(s): matchless, nonpareil, one(a), one and only(a), peerless, unmatched, unmatchable, unrivaled, unrivalled
  1. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    Synonym(s): ideal, paragon, nonpareil, saint, apotheosis, nonesuch, nonsuch
  2. colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
  3. a flat disk of chocolate covered with beads of colored sugar
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nonpareil \Non`pa*reil"\, a. [F., from non not + pareil equal,
      fr. LL. pariculus, dim. of L. par equal. See {Non}, and
      {Pair}, {Peer}.]
      Having no equal; peerless.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nonpareil \Non`pa*reil"\, n. [See {Nonpareil}, a. ]
      1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or
            person; a nonesuch; -- often used as a name.
      2. [F. nonpareille.] (Print.) A size of type next smaller
            than minion and next larger than agate (or ruby).
      Note: This line is printed in the type called nonpareil.
      3. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) A beautifully colored finch ({Passerina ciris}),
                  native of the Southern United States. The male has the
                  head and neck deep blue, rump and under parts bright
                  red, back and wings golden green, and the tail bluish
                  purple. Called also {painted finch}.
            (b) Any other similar bird of the same genus.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      One of five pedagogical languages based on {Markov
      algorithm}s, used in ["Nonpareil, a Machine Level Machine
      Independent Language for the Study of Semantics", B. Higman,
      ULICS Intl Report No ICSI 170, U London (1968)].   The others
      were {Brilliant}, {Diamond}, {Pearl} and {Ruby}.
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