- 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.
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Examples from the Web for arcadia
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
May 23, 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
December 12, 2013
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?
December 5, 2013
Paradise may be unattainable, but Arcadia posits that sympathetic company is necessary to a meaningful life.
By the start of the third section, Bit and his parents have left Arcadia.
But, these are small oases, and I am soon back again in metropolitan Arcadia.The Uncommercial Traveller
I had no doubt in my mind, that she was already contemplating a removal from Arcadia.
If all human hearts were like mine, we might have an Arcadia; but most men have no hearts.
A man with sharp eyes read out the name on her bows: Arcadia.Falk
I am old who once was young, but ego in Arcadia fui and I have not forgotten.Little Miss Grouch
Samuel Hopkins Adams
- 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
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Word Origin and History for arcadia
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