Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A realm of imagination or fantasy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The region of the clouds; a place above the earth or away from the practical things of life; dream-land; the realm of fancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Dreamland.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun fantasy land, dreamland

Etymologies

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cloud +‎ land

Examples

  • Consequently the [Greek: to] characteristic, of which in German cloudland so noisy a proclamation is made as of some transcendental discovery, is a mere inference from the very idea of a literature.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1

  • I looked down upon a real world; you were caught up in a beautiful cloudland and shut away from me.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • He did not answer my knock the other day, and I came upon him with the neglected proofs under his elbows and his absent gaze directed through window and out of doors to some rosy cloudland beyond my ken.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Below was cloudland and storm, a great drift of tumbled weather going hard away to the north-east, and the air about him was clear and cold and serene save for the faintest chill breeze and a rare, drifting snow-flake.

    The War in the Air

  • If perhaps it was not so strange and magnificent as the sunlit cloudland of the previous day, it was at any rate infinitely more interesting.

    The War in the Air

  • It would be easy to leave them in their native cloudland, where they figure so prettily — pretty like flowers and innocent like dogs.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • How far above me seemed that leafy cloudland into which I gazed!

    Green Mansions

  • I care so little for the cloudland of this life that I will offer you the speech for the prosecution.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • I care so little for the cloudland of this life that I will offer you the speech for the prosecution.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • But none of these change scene and character in three miles of walking, nor have so mellow a sunlight nor so diversified a cloudland, nor confess the perpetual refreshment of the strong soft winds that blow from off the sea as our Mother England does.

    The History of Mr. Polly

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