Arcadia



a mountainous region of ancient Greece, traditionally known for the contented pastoral innocence of its people.
any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
Contemporary Examples

The book was Your Police, which Bratton discovered at the age of nine in the Boston Pubic Library on Arcadia Street.
Can Bill Bratton Solve De Blasio’s NYPD Dilemma? Michael Daly December 4, 2013

Lina Viktor: Arcadia is on display through July 11 at Gallery 151 in New York City.
Lina Viktor Is the Artist Who Paints With Gold Erin Cunningham May 22, 2014

On Labor Day weekend of 1999, Platt informed her mother that she was going with Vafeades to see a relative in Arcadia.
Timothy Vafeades, the Vampire Trucker, Shames the Undead Michael Daly December 11, 2013

Or as one of the characters in Arcadia says, “It’s wanting to know that matters.”
The Past Is Present in Arcadia Janice Kaplan March 15, 2011

Paradise may be unattainable, but Arcadia posits that sympathetic company is necessary to a meaningful life.
Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts March 22, 2012

Historical Examples

Arcadia is situated in the middle of Peloponnesus, and contains the greatest portion of the mountainous tract in that country.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo

But, these are small oases, and I am soon back again in metropolitan Arcadia.
The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens

He seems to have proved himself pretty much at home in Arcadia.
The Divine Fire May Sinclair

I had no doubt in my mind, that she was already contemplating a removal from Arcadia.
Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home Bayard Taylor

Callisto of Arcadia was another maiden who excited the jealousy of Juno.
The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911) Charles Mills Gayley

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

see Arcadian.

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  • Arcadian

    of . rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment. a native of . the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in . Historical Examples Already the Arcadian cavalry and the brave Etruscan together hold the appointed ground. The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil Meanwhile most of the Arcadian contingents were mustering at Asea. Hellenica Xenophon […]

  • Arcadic

    adjective of or relating to the Arcadians or to their dialect of Ancient Greek noun one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek; the dialect spoken by the Arcadians See also Attic (sense 3)



  • Arcado-cyprian

    an ancient language group of eastern Greece.

  • Arcady

    . Contemporary Examples In fairness, Arcady has put this misapprehension in context. A Horror Story of True-Life Anti-Semitism in France Tracy McNicoll April 27, 2014 Historical Examples To Hermione the thin sound of the reed-flute always had suggested Arcady. The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens It was an hour in Arcady––just one hour […]



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