from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Absurdly impractical or visionary, especially to the neglect of more useful activity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Gulliver's Travels as the home of chimerical philosophers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Swift's “Gulliver's Travels,” whose inhabitants were engaged in all sorts of ridiculous projects; hence, chimerical; absurd; ridiculous; impossible.
- n. An inhabitant of Laputa; a visionary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not practical or realizable; speculative
- adj. relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Laputa or its people
After the flying island of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where absurd projects are pursued and useful pursuits neglected.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Laputa + -an, after Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726). (Wiktionary)