Utopia definition

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(place, proper) An imaginary island described in a book of the same name by Sir Thomas More (1516) as having a perfect political and social system.
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Utopia is an ideal or envisioned place of perfection.

An example of utopia is the book Shangri La by author James Hilton.

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An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.
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An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.
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A work of fiction describing a utopia.
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Any idealized place, state, or situation of perfection.
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From the Greek ou, meaning not, and topos, meaning place, and translating literally as no place.The word was first used by Sir Thomas More (1516) in his book Utopia as the name of an imaginary island that was the home of a perfect political and social system. In contemporary usage, utopia refers to an ideal place, state of being, or situation. (Note: Utopia sounds like no place I've ever been. If there were such a place, someone surely would foul it up. If not it would get so crowded that nobody would go there any more.)
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Any visionary scheme or system for an ideally perfect society.
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A novel or other work depicting a utopian society or place.
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A world in which everything and everyone works in perfect harmony.
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The satirical treatise on government by Sir Thomas More, from which the term utopia was coined.
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utopia
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utopias

Origin of utopia

  • New Latin U̯topia imaginary island in Utopia by Sir Thomas More Greek ou not, no aiw- in Indo-European roots Greek topos place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin Utopia, 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 Ancient Greek οὐ (ou, “not, no") + τόπος (topos, “place, region").

    From Wiktionary

  • 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 Ancient Greek οὐ (ou, “not, no") + τόπος (topos, “place, region").

    From Wiktionary