What does utopia mean?

Definitions for utopia
yuˈtoʊ pi əutopi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Utopianoun

    a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island

  2. utopianoun

    ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects

  3. utopianoun

    a work of fiction describing a utopia

  4. Utopia, Zion, Sionnoun

    an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal


  1. utopianoun

    A world in which everything and everyone works in perfect harmony.

  2. Utopianoun

    The satirical treatise on government by Sir Thomas More, from which the term utopia was coined.

  3. Etymology: 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.


  1. Utopia

    A utopia ( yoo-TOH-pee-ə) typically describes an imaginary community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its members. It was coined by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the New World. However, it may also denote an intentional community. In common parlance, the word or its adjectival form may be used synonymously with "impossible", "far-fetched" or "deluded".


  1. utopia

    Utopia refers to an imagined or theoretical place, state, or condition that is perfect or ideal in respect to politics, laws, customs, and overall societal structure. It represents a society with no crime, poverty, suffering or injustice, and where everyone is content and harmony prevails. The term is often used to describe a visionary or unrealistic idea of a perfect society.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utopianoun

    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

  2. Utopianoun

    hence, any place or state of ideal perfection


  1. Utopia

    A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Utopia

    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

  1. utopia

    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.


  1. Utopia

    Etopia, Inc. is a global Enterprise Data Solutions provider that leverages its proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management (EDLM) methodology. It serves customers in multiple industries, including oil & gas, mining, utilities, manufacturing, high tech, consumer goods and retail, with unique methodologies to deliver significant cost savings and improvements that help unleash the true potential of the enterprise. Its solutions include strategic roadmap development, systems integration, data strategy and master data management (MDM), as well as data migration, quality and governance services.The company has its global headquarters in Mundelein, IL, just north of Chicago and was founded by Arvind Singh, Narinder Singh and Andres Martin. Utopia’s international presence includes offices in USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific and most recently Latin America.

Editors Contribution

  1. utopia

    1) A book named 'Utopia' written by Sir Thomas More. 2) A utopia (/juːˈtoʊpiə/ yoo-TOH-pee-ə) is an imaginary community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. The term was coined by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the south Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America. The opposite of a utopia is a dystopia, which dominates the fictional literature from the 1950s onwards, chiefly because of the impact of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). However, the term can also denote actual experiments in what participants regard as a vastly superior manner of living, generally in what are termed intentional communities. In common parlance it is synonymous with "impossible", "far-fetched", and "deluded". Literary utopias focus on, amongst other things, equality, in such categories as economics, government and justice, with the method and structure of proposed implementation varying based on ideology.[2] Lyman Tower Sargent argues that the nature of a utopia is inherently contradictory because societies are not homogeneous and have desires which conflict and therefore cannot simultaneously be satisfied. According to Sargent:

    Etymology: Mid 16th century: based on Greek ou ‘not’ + topos ‘place’; the word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.

    Submitted by Soulwriter on May 27, 2021  

  2. utopianoun

    A perfect State of Mind, spirit and embodiment. Infinite. One with God. Perfection. Security. Faith. Enlightenment. Believe and it will be. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One. Three. The perfect union of "utopia". Love.

    Submitted by rita_h on November 3, 2022  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Utopia

    From the Greek ou, not, and topos, place, this compound term signifies “nowhere,” “no such place.” Ideas and Systems are said to be “Utopian” when they cannot be accepted by the average reasoning mind.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utopia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utopia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of utopia in a Sentence

  1. Ramesh Tainwala:

    This is a utopia we are working towards but we are not quite there yet.

  2. Phyllis McGinley:

    Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.

  3. Helen Keller:

    Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

  4. H. G. Wells:

    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.

  5. Nadine Gordimer:

    If people would forget about utopia! When rationalism destroyed heaven and decided to set it up here on earth, that most terrible of all goals entered human ambition. It was clear there'd be no end to what people would be made to suffer for it.

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