American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An idyllic, beautiful place.
- n. The summer capital of Kublai Khan's empire
- From Mandarin 上都 (Shàngdū). (Wiktionary)
- After Xanadu, a place in "Kubla Khan,” a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Xanadu" is one of my favorite Rush tunes, especially the live version.”
“I noticed how much blonde actress Laurette Spang resembled Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu, two full years before that opus.”
“One of the latter is a stone post embellished with writhing dragons, a monument from Khubilai Khan's celebrated "stately pleasure dome" in Xanadu:”
“Ted Nelson's Ur-hypertext project Xanadu is open-source and online.”
“Kubla Khan was his name in Xanadu of course, but in Hong Kong, for the sake of convenience and brevity, he was called Catchik Chater.”
“After scoring with his campy stage adaptation of "Xanadu" -- perhaps not coincidentally, another project with Greek roots -- playwright/librettist Douglas Carter Beane has cleverly transformed Aristophanes 'ancient scenario about sexual politics into a contemporary musical comedy with the raunchy-but-sweet flavor of an "American Pie" romp.”
“Xanadu" - the-movie boasts cheesy supernatural effects, bewildering characterizations”
“Xanadu" - inspired video features four young-ins on a kiddie-go-round and in particular one pre-pubescent”
“The stalled $3.8-billion project—formerly known as Xanadu and since renamed American Dream at Meadowlands—has bedeviled two previous teams of developers over eight years.”
“That's because of the 4.5-million-square-foot American Dream complex formerly known as Xanadu, due to open in the Meadowlands in late 2013.”
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