wonderland


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won·der·land

 (wŭn′dər-lănd′)
n.
1. A marvelous imaginary realm.
2. A marvelous real place or scene.

wonderland

(ˈwʌndəˌlænd)
n
1. an imaginary land of marvels or wonders
2. an actual place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder

won•der•land

(ˈwʌn dərˌlænd)

n.
1. a land of wonders or marvels.
2. a scene or place of special beauty or delight.
[1780–1790]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wonderland - a place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
2.wonderland - an imaginary realm of marvels or wonders
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
Translations
أرْض العَجائِب
eventyrland
csodaország
undraland
krajina zázrakov
harikalar ülkesi/diyarı

wonderland

[ˈwʌndəlænd] Npaís m de la maravilla, país m de las aventuras
a wonderland of amusement parksun paraíso de parques de atracciones

wonderland

n (= fairyland)Wunderland nt; (= wonderful place)Paradies nt; the wonderland of the Alpsdie Wunderwelt der Alpen

wonderland

[ˈwʌndəˌlænd] npaese m delle meraviglie

wonder

(ˈwandə) noun
1. the state of mind produced by something unexpected or extraordinary. He was full of wonder at the amazing sight.
2. something strange, unexpected or extraordinary. the Seven Wonders of the World; You work late so often that it's a wonder you don't take a bed to the office!
3. the quality of being strange or unexpected. The wonder of the discovery is that it was only made ten years ago.
verb
1. to be surprised. Caroline is very fond of John – I shouldn't wonder if she married him.
2. to feel curiosity or doubt. Have you ever wondered about his reasons for wanting this money?
3. to feel a desire to know. I wonder what the news is.
ˈwonderful adjective
arousing wonder; extraordinary, especially in excellence. a wonderful opportunity; a wonderful present; She's a wonderful person.
ˈwonderfully adverb
ˈwonderingly adverb
with great curiosity and amazement. The children gazed wonderingly at the puppets.
ˈwonderland (-lӕnd) noun
a land or place full of wonderful things.
ˈwondrous (ˈwandrəs) adjective
wonderful.
no wonder
it isn't surprising. No wonder you couldn't open the door – it was locked!
References in classic literature ?
If I can not unearth that buried city I may find another in this wonderland.
It is the music which makes it what it is; it is the music which changes the place from the rear room of a saloon in back of the yards to a fairy place, a wonderland, a little comer of the high mansions of the sky.
Gentlemen: Since I arrived, a month ago, in this old wonderland, this vast garden of Germany, my English tongue has so often proved a useless piece of baggage to me, and so troublesome to carry around, in a country where they haven't the checking system for luggage, that I finally set to work, and learned the German language.
Such, above all, the author of "Alice in Wonderland.
So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality--the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds--the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep- bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy--and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all thy other queer noises, would change (she knew) to the confused clamour of the busy farm-yard--while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle's heavy sobs.
Rose swam out far beyond her depth, with uncle to float her back; Aunt Jessie splashed placidly in the shallow pools, with Jamie paddling near by like a little whale beside its mother; while the lads careered about, looking like a flock of distracted flamingoes, and acting like the famous dancing party in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
How the printed words made us forget the world in which we live, and carried us away to a wonderland,
Marilla was as fond of morals as the Duchess in Wonderland, and was firmly convinced that one should be tacked on to every remark made to a child who was being brought up.
Besides, Juneau was in Alaska, and her yearning took the form of a desire to see that wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland, after she had drunk the contents of the magic bottle, could not have grown smaller more suddenly than I grew younger the moment I passed through that magic door.
In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die: Ever drifting down the stream-- Lingering in the golden gleam-- Life, what is it but a dream?
His brothers went to sea, not out of desire, but because it was the only way for them to gain their bread; and he, who had no need to go, envied them when, returned from far voyages, they sat by the kitchen fire, and told their bold tales of the wonderlands beyond the sea-rim.