Arcadia


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Ar·ca·di·a 1

 (är-kā′dē-ə) also Ar·ca·dy (är′kə-dē)
A region of ancient Greece in the Peloponnesus. Its relatively isolated inhabitants proverbially lived a simple, pastoral life.

Ar·ca·di·a 2

also ar·ca·di·a  (är-kā′dē-ə)
n.
A region offering rural simplicity and contentment.

Arcadia

(ɑːˈkeɪdɪə)
n
1. (Placename) a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq km (1686 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Also called (poetic): Arcady the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance
3. (Poetry) Also called (poetic): Arcady the traditional idealized rural setting of Greek and Roman bucolic poetry and later in the literature of the Renaissance

Ar•ca•di•a

(ɑrˈkeɪ di ə)

n.
1. a mountainous region of ancient Greece in the central Peloponnesus: traditionally represented in literature as a place of pastoral innocence and contentment.
2. any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arcadia - a department of Greece in the central PeloponneseArcadia - a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Arcadian - an inhabitant of Arcadia
Translations

Arcadia

[ɑːˈkeɪdɪə] NArcadia f

Arcadia

nArkadien nt

Arcadia

[ɑːˈkeɪdɪə] nArcadia
References in classic literature ?
Following our example, many more of Leandra's lovers have come to these rude mountains and adopted our mode of life, and they are so numerous that one would fancy the place had been turned into the pastoral Arcadia, so full is it of shepherds and sheep-folds; nor is there a spot in it where the name of the fair Leandra is not heard.
He may be a shepherd in Arcadia for aught he knows, he may be the first youth kissing the first maiden, he may be Eros himself, sipping the lips of Psyche--it is all one.
And those that held Arcadia, under the high mountain of Cyllene, near the tomb of Aepytus, where the people fight hand to hand; the men of Pheneus also, and Orchomenus rich in flocks; of Rhipae, Stratie, and bleak Enispe; of Tegea and fair Mantinea; of Stymphelus and Parrhasia; of these King Agapenor son of Ancaeus was commander, and they had sixty ships.
You still smoke the Arcadia mixture of your bachelor days then
Hesiod says she (Callisto) was the daughter of Lycaon and lived in Arcadia.
In Arcadia, when I was there, I did not see any hammering stone.
Fortune had decreed to ennoble this little brook with a higher honour than any of those which wash the plains of Arcadia ever deserved.
In his fancy the Island seemed an unattainable Arcadia.
We must now take leave of Arcadia, and those amiable people practising the rural virtues there, and travel back to London, to inquire what has become of Miss Amelia "We don't care a fig for her," writes some unknown correspondent with a pretty little handwriting and a pink seal to her note.
A man with sharp eyes read out the name on her bows: Arcadia.
para]]Shannon Labbe, the Arcadia hotel's former sales manager, returns to lead talented team[[/para]]
Christensen's service to Arcadia University began as Vice President in 2008 at the then Center for Education Abroad, where she led its transition to become The College of Global Studies, a full-fledged college of the University.