imaginary place


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Noun1.imaginary place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
afterworld - the place where you are after you die
Annwfn, Annwn - (Welsh mythology) the other world; land of fairies
Asgard - (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes
Atlantis - according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake
Brobdingnag - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where everything was enormous
cloud-cuckoo-land - an imaginary place where you say people are when they seem optimistically out of touch with reality
Cockaigne - (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
El Dorado, eldorado - an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers
faerie, faery, fairyland - the enchanted realm of fairies
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
Elysium - a place or condition of ideal happiness
netherworld, Scheol, underworld, Hades, infernal region, Hell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
Houyhnhnms - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where intelligent horses ruled the Yahoos
Laputa - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected
Lilliput - a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people
limbo - (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)
limbo - an imaginary place for lost or neglected things
Midgard - (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology
dreamland, dreamworld, never-never land - a pleasing country existing only in dreams or imagination
purgatory - (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
Ruritania - an imaginary kingdom in central Europe; often used as a scene for intrigue and romance
spirit world - any imaginary place where spiritual beings (demons or fairies or angels or the like) abide; "science has emptied the spirit world of its former inhabitants"
Sion, Zion, Utopia - an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
wonderland - an imaginary realm of marvels or wonders
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The story opens with an awful uprising in 'Tharar', an imaginary place.
The imagery shows an imaginary place, which is meant to guide our thoughts of remembrance and all that has happened since the tragedy.
My latest edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary defines Utopia as an imaginary place, society, or situation where everything is perfect.
If you think it is an imaginary place in the sky, that's your choice.
he replied with a chuckle and then looking behind and pointing to an imaginary place on a football field, he added: "I wondered who it was because I thought 'it can't be Cyrille Regis' because he was back there
It's an imaginary place that could house all our songs and where a lot of people could come together, like Lee Scratch Perry from the dance hall side of things right through to the norse mythology.
This illustration shows an imaginary place that includes most types of landforms and waterways, natural and human-made, found around the globe.
Mecene says that they have "a secret island," an imaginary place that they inhabit together.
Holly Hunter, who plays Penny Wharvey, offers the following: "I always think that Joel and Ethan [Coen] write from a real imaginary place.
Make a map: children work in pairs to add features to a plan or map to create an imaginary place
So, I have classified this story as "low fantasy folklore" because it is a story about an imaginary place and its people.