dream·​land | \ˈdrēm-ˌland \

Definition of dreamland 

: an unreal delightful country existing only in imagination or in dreams : never-never land

Examples of dreamland in a Sentence

He's living in a dreamland.

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For nine eventful days — August 22nd to August 30th — the streets of Campo Maior in Alentejo, Portugal are transformed into a garden dreamland. Taylor Murphy, House Beautiful, "Thousands of Paper Flowers Cover This Portuguese Town," 26 Aug. 2015 Instead, get a charging pad for your nightstand, plop all your devices down on it and sail off to dreamland. Joshua Fruhlinger, WSJ, "You May Never Have to Plug In Your Smartphone Again," 31 May 2018 John Stones was slow to pick up Mandzukic’s run onto a Perisic header, and Pickford was beaten by a left-foot shot that sealed England’s fate and sent Croatia into dreamland. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Croatia tops England in extra time to reach World Cup final," 11 July 2018 Fortnite, an online game that combines kill-em-all thrill with the whimsy of a cartoon dreamland, has become an obsession for many teenagers. Jordan Kellogg, Cincinnati.com, "Fortnite is coming to the Nintendo Switch today," 12 June 2018 The hosts coasted to a 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes, with Eidur Gudjohnsen opening the scoring before Frank Lampard and Damien Duff netting within two minutes of each other to send the west Londoners into dreamland. SI.com, "After Messi's First-Leg Heroics, Barcelona Aims to Finish Off Chelsea in UCL," 13 Mar. 2018 This city is a dreamland for those who want to pursue a personal project or business. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Latina Cool Girl’s Guide to Mexico City," 4 June 2018 Those who breathed it were privileged, but any dreamland could become a nightmare. Tara Knight, The Root, "Beyond the Blue," 13 May 2018 However, while the Saints looked to have consigned Chelsea to their fourth consecutive away league defeat, an eight minute spell inspired by Giroud late transformed St Mary's from a dreamland into a nightmare for the home side. SI.com, "WATCH: Giroud Breaks Southampton Hearts in Stunning Chelsea Comeback," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dreamland

1826, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dreamland

: a pleasant place or situation that exists only in the mind

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