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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)
A region offering rural simplicity and contentment.
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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
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(ɑrˈkeɪ di ə)

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.
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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
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[ɑːˈkeɪdɪə] NArcadia f
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nArkadien nt
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[ɑːˈkeɪdɪə] nArcadia
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The Arkadian Hero gelding was beaten a fair way on his last run at Kempton in November, but that was his first run since May.
ARKADIAN HERO will stand the 2007 breeding season at Colmer Stud in Dorset at a fee of pounds 1,250.
His talents are on show this afternoon at Newbury where Jamie is after a second Hungerford Stakes win on Arkadian Hero and, with most of the rain missing the Berkshire track, everything is set fair for another big-race strike.
Arkadian Hero has failed in his attempts to land success at the very highest level but he is could be too good for his rivals in the Group Three Stan James Hungerford Stakes.
Other prices: 3-1 Medicean, 9-2 Arkadian Hero, 8 Sugarfoot, Warningford, 9 Danceabout, 10 Umistim.
Cumani is hoping for the best with Arkadian Hero in the Dubai Duty Free, also on the World Cup card.
ArKadian Hero will take his chance against Europe's best milers in Goodwood's Sussex Stakes after proving his worth with a convincing Newmarket win yesterday.
Arkadian Hero was a further one and three-quarter lengths back in third.
Arkadian Hero (4.00) is the most interesting of the raiding party.
Arkadian Hero showed a blistering turn of foot to take the Ruinart Champagne Stakes.
ARKADIAN HERO, winner of the 1997 Mill Reef Stakes and two other Pattern VV events, is being switched to Ljungstorps Stud in Sweden in a deal brokered by Rachel Boffey of Kern Lillingston Association and Christer Ljung of Ljung & Co.