WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
U•to•pi•an  (yo̅o̅ tōpē ən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Philosophyof, pertaining to, or resembling Utopia.
  2. (usually l.c.) founded upon or involving idealized perfection.
  3. (usually l.c.) given to impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection.

n. 
  1. Philosophyan inhabitant of Utopia.
  2. Philosophy(usually l.c.) an ardent but impractical political or social reformer;
    visionary;
    idealist.
  • Neo-Latin Utopiānus. See Utopia, -an
  • 1545–55
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged visionary, idealistic;
      impracticable.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
U•to•pi•a /yuˈtoʊpiə/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -pi•as. 
  1. Literature, Philosophy[proper noun] an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
  2. Philosophy[countable;  usually: utopia] any ideal place or state.
U•to•pi•an, u•to•pi•an, adj., n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
U•to•pi•a  (yo̅o̅ tōpē ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Literature, Philosophyan imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
  2. Philosophy(usually l.c.) an ideal place or state.
  3. Philosophy(usually l.c.) any visionary system of political or social perfection.
  • Greek ou not + tóp(os) a place + -ia -y3
  • Neo-Latin (1516)


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Utopian /juːˈtəʊpɪən/(sometimes not capital) adj
  1. of or relating to a perfect or ideal existence
n
  1. an idealistic social reformer

Uˈtopianˌism n



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