Camelot definition by Webster's New World
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- Arthurian Legend the English town where King Arthur has his court and Round Table
Origin: from application of the name to the administration of John F(itzgerald) Kennedyany time, place, etc. idealized as having excitement, purpose, a high level of culture, etc.
Camelot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- In Arthurian legend, the site of King Arthur's court.
- A place or time of idealized beauty, peacefulness, and enlightenment.
Camelot - Cultural Definition
In the legends of King Arthur (see also Arthur), the capital of his kingdom; truth, goodness, and beauty reigned in Camelot.
- The administration of President John F. Kennedy is often idealized as an American Camelot.