dreamland

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dreamland a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dreamland An unreal, delightful country such as in sometimes pictured in dreams; region of fancies; fairyland. "He] builds a bridge from dreamland for his lay."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dreamland The land or region seen in dreams; hence, the land of fancy or imagination; the region of reverie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dreamland the land of dreams, reverie, or imagination
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. dream, drēm, not recorded in A.S., but pointing to an assumed A.S. dréam, cog. with O. High Ger. troum, O. Norse draum, &c. This is distinct from the A.S. dréam, mirth, minstrelsy, being ultimately related to dreug-, draug-, drug-, to deceive, the radical sense therefore 'illusion.'

Usage

In literature:

And the rest was dreamland.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
The liberty to do as one pleases is a dream of the Renaissance; but out of dreamland it does not work.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry
She remained in her wondrously seductive dreamland while the minutes crept on.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Matilda felt in dreamland.
"Opportunities" by Susan Warner
I seem to have lived long in dreamland.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
He went off to dreamland.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Please come back from dreamland and realize the Englishman's idyll of domesticity.
"Berenice" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It is a life in dreamland.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Both the others seemed to be pretty far gone along the road to dreamland when Jack crept under his blankets.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton
Something exciting was going on in dreamland.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
A new style, partly from Italy, partly from dreamland, was introduced into England during the Tudor and early Jacobean times.
"The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare" by J. J. Jusserand
Michael sunk deeper into dreamland.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
The common air of day had been transmuted into the atmosphere of revery and Dreamland.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various
It was the most perfect gem of a little chapel out of dreamland.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
You think I am talking of a dreamland, of an unattainable Utopia?
"The Salvaging Of Civilisation" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The Vicar came out of Dreamland suddenly.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
But at last Rick's eyes closed and he, too, was soon, if not in Dreamland, next door to it.
"Rick and Ruddy" by Howard R. Garis
Now Dreamland, so all our students of Mythology are agreed, is the source and origin of our belief in souls and spirits.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
Happily back in dreamland now, she could once more afford to play her part amongst the marionettes.
"Petticoat Rule" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
He flew into dreamland with it in his wings.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
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In poetry:

Away from this; and far away,
Fight the strong wind upon the hill;
Or rest upon the brackened brae,
And shape our dreamland as we will.
"By Saint Mary's Lake" by Alexander Anderson
She is young, but her heart has seen
What beyond dreamland lies.
She is all a child with her wistful mouth.
But there's wisdom in her eyes.
"The Heath-Maid" by Ethel Clifford
In dreamland then we found our joy,
And so it seemed as 'twere the Bird
That Helen in old times had heard
At noon beneath the oaks of Troy.
"The Cuckoo" by Frederick Locker-Lampson
Perhaps within those midnight hours
His rugged bed was cold and chill,
But wrapped in Dreamland's mystic powers,
He knew no danger, felt no ill.
"Alone" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
Shall I not some day see the tower plain,
And hear the chosen princess say the word,
And bear her on the dreamland charger forth.
And guard her with the visionary sword?
"Broceliande" by Ethel Clifford
And Loch Avoulyen lies like a silver sea with its forests green,
With its fields of rushes and headlands most enchanting to be seen,
And on the water, like a barge anchored by some dreamland shore,
There wild fowls sit, mirrored, by the score.
"Oban" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

My wife was still in dreamland on the motel pillow when I woke up.
The lockout of Dreamland today is yet another chapter in that saga.
Arkansas & Notre Dame dreamland .
Alabama governor wagers Dreamland ribs against Florida governor's box of oranges.
Dreamland at center of Gov Bob Riley's wager.
Coney's Dreamland will be closed for the rest of the summer.
Keeping up with The Dreamland .
Dreamland Jewelry is making a name for itself as a leading source of exquisite jewelry on the World Wide Web.
When Shirley Hollander's father opened Dreamland Shoe Co.
In this outlandish yet poignant dystopian allegory, Magnason (Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation) imagines a post-technological world in which the relationship between people and information is turned on its head.
To show how seriously he took Moonface, one early release was titled Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums.
Dreamland has a cool promotion on Election Day, November 6.
Kids of all ages will enjoy an evening of dreamland stories and crafts.
1308 Rosemont displays a Halloween dreamland.
' Inception ' takes demanding road to dreamland.
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