from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of ancient Greece in the Peloponnesus. Its inhabitants, relatively isolated from the rest of the known civilized world, proverbially lived a simple, pastoral life.
- A city of southern California, a residential suburb of Los Angeles at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Population: 56,500.
- n. A region offering rural simplicity and contentment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A district or a prefecture in the central and mid SE Peloponnese that has a population of more than 110,000. Tripoli is the capital and a main city with a population over 22,000.
- proper n. A mountainous region of ancient Greece.
- proper n. A city in California, USA.
- proper n. A city in Louisiana, USA.
- proper n. Used as a name for an ideal region of rural and idyllic contentment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness.
- n. Fig.: Any region or scene of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
From Ancient Greek Ἀρκαδία. (Wiktionary)