- the legendary site of King Arthur's palace and court, possibly near Exeter, England.
- any idyllic place or period, especially one of great happiness.
- the glamorous ambience of Washington, D.C., during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, 1961–63.
Examples from the Web for camelot
She has signed on to reprise her role as Jackie Kennedy in the Reelz drama, The Kennedys: After Camelot.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?
October 30, 2014
But the Camelot image as applied to the Kennedy presidency had some unfortunate and unforeseen consequences.
Mrs. Kennedy, interpreting the gist of the exchange, signaled to White that Camelot must be kept in the text.
White later wrote that he regretted the role he played in transmitting the Camelot myth to the public.
But it was also this notion of how much attention our relationship had gotten, this kind of Camelot feel to it.10 Juiciest Bits From Anthony Weiner’s New York Times Magazine Profile
April 10, 2013
What is the word for a young camel, I wonder; is it camelet or camelot?Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land
Henry Van Dyke
That Winchester is not Camelot antiquaries have told us often enough.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
Then after a while they took their helms and rode together to Camelot.Stories of King Arthur and His Knights
U. Waldo Cutler
Sir Lancelot told them it was in his mind to go to the jousts at Camelot.King Arthur's Knights
Leila went with her, and told the driver to stop at Camelot Mansions.Saint's Progress
- (in Arthurian legend) the English town where King Arthur's palace and court were situated
- (in the US) the supposedly golden age of the presidency of John F. Kennedy, 1961–63
Word Origin and History for camelot
a name first found in medieval French romances; it corresponds to Latin Camuladonum, the Roman forerunner of Colchester, which was an impressive ruin in the Middle Ages. But Malory identifies it with Winchester and Elizabethans tended to see it as Cadbury Castle, an Iron Age hill fort near Glastonbury.