Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A realm of imagination or fantasy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. fantasy land, dreamland

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dreamland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

cloud +‎ land (Wiktionary)

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

  • 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

  • Then a break in the woof, and a bit of dark blue sky could be seen glittering with stars, in the midst of which sailed the serene moon, shedding down her light on the cloudland beneath, giving to it all, one silver lining.

    The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

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