Definition of utopia
1 : an imaginary and indefinitely remote place
2 often capitalized : a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
3 : an impractical scheme for social improvement
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Examples of utopia in a sentence
The town's founders wanted to create a Christian utopia.
It's a nice place to live, but it's no Utopia.
Recent Examples of utopia from the web
C major is quickly reasserted, but a cosmic message has been sent: there is no freedom without loss, no utopia outside of Heaven.
What is most remarkable about Café Gratitude is its unabashed attempt to create a kind of animal-free utopia.
Where Miller sees an industry filled with both geniuses and idiots like any other, Silicon Valley sees itself as creating the human utopia through the next iPhone app.
If Bourdain's plans for a food utopia succeed, who's to say that there won't be a separate parking lot of delicious NYC food trucks?
Open culture — the information-wants-to-be-free utopia of Web 2.0 — is not some grand achievement of intellectual or artistic freedom.
Another C’ville lunch utopia is MARCO & LUCA (112 W. Main St., on the Downtown Mall; 434-295-3855), where the chalkboard menu offers inexpensive and tasty Chinese dumplings, soups, and noodles.
But in the unreal sartorial utopia that fills my dreams, a belt would never be necessary.
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Did You Know?
In 1516, English humanist Sir Thomas More published a book titled Utopia. It compared social and economic conditions in Europe with those of an ideal society on an imaginary island located off the coast of the Americas. More wanted to imply that the perfect conditions on his fictional island could never really exist, so he called it Utopia, a name he created by combining the Greek words ou (meaning "no, not") and topos (meaning "place," a root used in our word topography). The earliest generic use of utopia was for an imaginary and indefinitely remote place. The current use of utopia, referring to an ideal place or society, was inspired by More's description of Utopia's perfection.
Origin and Etymology of utopia
Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place
First Known Use: 1533
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Definition of utopia for English Language Learners
: an imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect
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