otherworld

noun
oth·​er·​world | \ ˈə-t͟hər-ˌwərld How to pronounce otherworld (audio) \

Definition of otherworld

: a world beyond death or beyond present reality

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Recent Examples on the Web When a missing fact emerges without digital assistance, each person announces it to the other while looking off into a remote distance, the otherworld of what was known and lost. Don Delillo, Harper's Magazine, "Time to Destination," 15 Sep. 2020 Guests at the plush Post Ranch Inn were able to helicopter in and out, but for most in that low-key, bohemian otherworld, all visitors—and all revenue—disappeared. Pico Iyer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Pico Iyer on How Travel Can Help Us Heal," 8 May 2020 March 22, the day of our cautious-joyful-otherworld return to America, seemed surreal. James Mcclintock | Uab Professor, al, "Leaving Antarctica for a COVID-19 world," 17 Apr. 2020 The peninsula, farther east than Japan, represents a distant otherworld of majestic, magnetic wilderness. Eva Sohlman, New York Times, "Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds," 7 Oct. 2019 Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s has announced its 2018-19 season, and there’s a distinct historical theme, with several wars in the background, but there’s also a newish play set in a dystopian otherworld. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "CT Rep Gets Historical For 2018-19; Downtown Cabaret Announces Season," 11 July 2018 Parting earth and sky with remarkable symmetry, Fuji is venerated as a stairway to heaven, a holy ground for pilgrimage, a site for receiving revelations, a dwelling place for deities and ancestors, and a portal to an ascetic otherworld. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, "Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan," 29 May 2017 Parting earth and sky with remarkable symmetry, Fuji is venerated as a stairway to heaven, a holy ground for pilgrimage, a site for receiving revelations, a dwelling place for deities and ancestors, and a portal to an ascetic otherworld. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, "Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan," 29 May 2017 Parting earth and sky with remarkable symmetry, Fuji is venerated as a stairway to heaven, a holy ground for pilgrimage, a site for receiving revelations, a dwelling place for deities and ancestors, and a portal to an ascetic otherworld. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, "Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of otherworld

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Otherworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/otherworld. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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