Al·​ice-in-Won·​der·​land | \ ˈa-lə-sən-ˈwən-dər-ˌland How to pronounce Alice-in-Wonderland (audio) \

Definition of Alice-in-Wonderland

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: suitable to a world of fantasy or illusion : unreal

Alice Springs

geographical name
Al·​ice Springs | \ ˈa-ləs How to pronounce Alice Springs (audio) \

Definition of Alice Springs (Entry 2 of 5)

town in south central Northern Territory, Australia, that is almost exactly in the center of the continent population 28,080

Alice band

noun (1)
Al·​ice band | \ ˈa-ləs- How to pronounce Alice band (audio) \
variants: or less commonly alice band

Definition of Alice band (Entry 3 of 5)

: a hair band worn high on the head usually to keep long hair pulled back from the forehead She removed her Alice band and shook her hair free.— Mackenzie Ford, Gifts of War, 2008

alice blue

noun (2), often capitalized A

Definition of alice blue (Entry 4 of 5)

: a pale blue to grayish blue that is redder and stronger than forget-me-not (see forget-me-not sense 2b)

Alice clover

Definition of Alice clover (Entry 5 of 5)

variant spelling of alyce clover

First Known Use of Alice-in-Wonderland


1885, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

1953, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alice-in-Wonderland


from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll

Noun (1)

after the hair band worn by the character Alice in illustrations to Lewis Carroll's fantasy novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871)

Noun (2)

after Alice Roosevelt Longworth †1980 daughter of Theodore Roosevelt

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