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

  • n. An ideal or imaginary land.
  • n. A state of sleep.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An imaginary world experienced while dreaming.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An unreal, delightful country such as in sometimes pictured in dreams; region of fancies; fairyland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The land or region seen in dreams; hence, the land of fancy or imagination; the region of reverie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination


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  • Why, they was four rounds I was in dreamland all the time ... only I kept on my feet an 'fought, or took the count to eight an' got up, an 'stalled an' covered an 'whanged away.


  • I'm somewhat of a realist, and some other people are living in dreamland over there [in Washington].

    Beyond the tea party: What Americans really think of government

  • Chris is back downstairs with Bee happily in dreamland within about ½ an hour.

    Workin' 5-9

  • It's computer-graphics with bright colors, so it looks a bit like some of these recent Fairytale pictures (Shrek, Happily Never After,) and it tells the story of a boy named Alex who grew up spending his nights in dreamland, who then hasn't dreamed in eight years.

    The Dreamland Chronicles

  • The story alternates between adventures in dreamland and the waking world, where Alex's brother and some others are trying to investigate what happens to Alex at night.

    The Dreamland Chronicles

  • I am loathe to do another prediction, if only because I enjoy living in dreamland of an SNP demolition of Labour!

    Superpoll => Superpredictor

  • Targets are a complete and utter farcical nonsense which should be binned at the next available opportunity (only in dreamland I think that will ever happen methinks)

    Monday morning, five nineteen. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • "Alice in dreamland underwent remarkable transformations," he wrote, "but the physicists are changing substances and analyzing structure of atoms in a way that makes Lewis Carroll's wildest flight of fancy seem humdrum."

    Mind Over Matter

  • He says I am either in dreamland or earthland or mule-land, and if I ever get the three together, I'll be all set, though I wonder where I will be then.

    Excerpt: The Wanderer by Sharon Creech

  • If I'm not in dreamland or earthland or mule-land, where will I be?

    Excerpt: The Wanderer by Sharon Creech


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