- a treaty signed in 1763 by France, Spain, and Great Britain that ended the Seven Years' War and the French and Indian War.
- a treaty signed in 1783 by the United States and Great Britain that ended the American Revolution.
- a treaty signed in 1898 by the United States and Spain that ended the Spanish-American War.
noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for paris
Contemporary Examples of paris
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks
January 9, 2015
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.
Patrick Klugman, the deputy mayor of Paris, said: “We are living our kind of 9/11,” he said.
The questions going through my mind are: How on earth are there Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers in the heart of Paris?Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
Historical Examples of paris
Paris on short notice will be cosily and coaxingly intimate.
The Maison d'Or—Paris—would no longer be what they had been.
He had travelled, and had been a merchant's clerk in Paris and London.
I know that in Paris, for instance, I myself have no temptations.
How carefully I packed my pipe, gazing serenely over the roofs of Paris.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
- a treaty of 1783 between the US, Britain, France, and Spain, ending the War of American Independence
- a treaty of 1763 signed by Britain, France, and Spain that ended their involvement in the Seven Years' War
- a treaty of 1898 between Spain and the US bringing to an end the Spanish-American War
Word Origin for Paris
capital of France, from Gallo-Latin Lutetia Parisorum (in Late Latin also Parisii), name of a fortified town of the Gaulish tribe of the Parisii, who had a capital there; literally "Parisian swamps" (cf. Old Irish loth "dirt," Welsh lludedic "muddy, slimy").
The tribal name is of unknown origin, but traditionally derived from a Celtic par "boat" (cf. Greek baris; see barge), hence the ship on the city's coat of arms.