- 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.
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Definition for Paris (2 of 2)
noun Classical Mythology.
Example sentences from the Web for 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.
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|DAILY BEAST
The agreeable resources of Paris must certainly please and instruct every class of characters.
Only one doesn't like to see one's friends make fools of themselves—and that's what most men do in Paris, isn't it?The Transgression of Andrew Vane|Guy Wetmore Carryl
Now, to plead for the Wattevilles would mean nothing in Paris, but here!Albert Savarus|Honore de Balzac
Adolphe joined his father in Paris and became, it was said, a worthless fellow.Eugenie Grandet|Honore de Balzac
But the Parliament of Paris was unfitted to be a legislative body.
British Dictionary definitions for Paris (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for Paris (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for Paris (1 of 2)
A prince of Troy in classical mythology, whose abduction of the Greek queen Helen caused the Trojan War (see also Trojan War) (see Helen of Troy and Judgment of Paris). Paris (or, according to some stories, Apollo disguised as Paris) killed Achilles by piercing his heel with an arrow.
Cultural definitions for Paris (2 of 2)
Capital of France and the largest city in the country, located in north-central France on the Seine River; an international cultural and intellectual center, as well as the commercial and industrial focus of France.