resembling a dream or fantasy; unreal:
an Alice-in-Wonderland world of incompleted projects and wishful thinking.
a story for children (1865) by Lewis Carroll.
(1865) A book by Lewis Carroll. Alice, a young girl, enters Wonderland by following the White Rabbit down his hole and has many strange adventures there. She meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the grinning Cheshire cat, and the tyrannical Queen of Hearts. Through the Looking-Glass is the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
- Alice springs
a town in Northern Territory, in central Australia. Historical Examples One such stone, for example, may be seen in the land of the Arunta tribe near Alice Springs. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3) Sir James George Frazer They had travelled 1,700 miles, but were yet at […]
a female given name, form of . Contemporary Examples Much of this season seemed to be moving towards repairing the gulf between Alicia and Kalinda. ‘The Good Wife’: Creators Robert and Michelle King on the Season Finale, Alicia and Kalinda, and More Jace Lacob April 28, 2013 Diane recognizes that Alicia is someone to have […]
a male given name, form of . Historical Examples I beg your pardon, Captain Alick, but what had you in the boat? Down South Oliver Optic I suppose there is no doubt about our leaving in the morning, is there, Captain Alick? Up the River Oliver Optic Good-tempered Tim, the waggoner, who loved his horses, […]
of or noting organic compounds essentially in chemical behavior but differing structurally in that the essential carbon atoms are connected in a ring instead of a chain. adjective (of an organic compound) having aliphatic properties, in spite of the presence of a ring of carbon atoms alicyclic al·i·cy·clic (āl’ĭ-sī’klĭk, -sĭk’lĭk) adj. Of or relating to […]
(in plane-tabling) a straightedge having a telescopic sight or other means of sighting parallel to the straightedge. the entire upper part of a theodolite or transit, including the telescope, its supports, the level vials, the circle-reading device, and the spindle. Historical Examples The alidade is a triangular ruler with one or more working scales on […]