[ kam-uh-lot ]
/ ˈkæm əˌlɒt /


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.


Cam·e·lot·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for camelot

/ (ˈkæmɪˌlɒt) /


(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
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Culture definitions for camelot


In the legends of King Arthur (see also Arthur), the capital of his kingdom; truth, goodness, and beauty reigned in Camelot.

notes for Camelot

The administration of President John F. Kennedy is often idealized as an American Camelot.
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