from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.
- n. A work of fiction describing a utopia.
- n. An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A world in which everything and everyone works in perfect harmony.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
- n. Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An imaginary island, described by Sir Thomas More in a work entitled “Utopia,” published in 1516, as enjoying the utmost perfection in law, politics, etc. Hence [lowercase] A place or state of ideal perfection.
- n. Any imaginary region.
- n. In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
- n. an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
- n. a work of fiction describing a utopia
- n. a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island
New Latin Ūtopia, imaginary island in Utopia by Sir Thomas More : Greek ou, not, no; + Greek topos, place.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"). (Wiktionary)