Definitions for utopiayuˈtoʊ pi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
U•to•pi•ayuˈtoʊ pi ə(n.)(pl.)-pi•as.
an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
Category: Literature, Philosphy
(usu. l.c.) any ideal place or state.
Category: Philosphy, Common Vocabulary
(usu. l.c.) any visionary system of political or social perfection.
Origin of Utopia:
< NL (1516) < Gk ou not +tóp(os) a place +-ia -y3
a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island
ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
a work of fiction describing a utopia
Utopia, Zion, Sion(noun)
an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
A world in which everything and everyone works in perfect harmony.
The satirical treatise on government by Sir Thomas More, from which the term utopia was coined.
Origin: The name of a fictional island, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. Coined from οὐ + τόπος.
an imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction
hence, any place or state of ideal perfection
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an imaginary island described by Sir Thomas More, and represented as possessing a perfect political organisation, and which has given name to all schemes which aim at the like impossible perfection, though often applied to such as are not so much impossible in themselves as impracticable for want of the due individual virtue and courage to realise them.
The Roycroft Dictionary
A place where you have but to suggest a thing, to consider it done; a condition where all things are supplied on slipping a wish into a slot.
Translations for utopia
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an imaginary country that has a perfect social and political system.
- المَدينَةُ الفاضِلَهArabic
- utopiaPortuguese (BR)
- die UtopieGerman
- Ουτοπία (φανταστική χώρα με τέλειο κοινωνικό και πολιτικό σύστημα)Greek
- مدینه فاضلهFarsi
- ºtópía; staðleysaIcelandic
- idealsamfunnet; utopi, UtopiaNorwegian
- مدینه فاضلهPersian
- خيالي ټاپو، خيالي نړۍ، يوداسې خيالي ټاپو چې په (١٥١٦) ع كال كې سر ټامس موردافسانې په توګه انځورلى اوپه هغې كې يې اجتماعي نظام په خاص ډول كامل ښوولى دى، داسې ښكلى ځاى چېپه خيالونو كې وي مګر په واقعي ډګر كې نه ويPashto
- Utopien, UtopiaSwedish
- düş ülke, ütopyaTurkish
- 烏托邦Chinese (Trad.)
- خيالي ملک جہاں کا نظام بہت اچھا ہوUrdu
- xã hôi không tưởngVietnamese
- 乌托邦Chinese (Simp.)
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