a pleasant, lovely land that exists only in dreams or the imagination; the region of reverie.
a state of sleep.

Origin of dreamland

First recorded in 1825–35; dream + land
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Related Words for dreamland

slumber, utopia, Shangri-la

Examples from the Web for dreamland

Contemporary Examples of dreamland

  • Unsurprisingly, his first job entailed scampering around the Dreamland Fun Fairground at the seaside town of Margate.

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    November 2, 2009

  • Neither Nichols nor Fortier were in Junction City, Kansas, home of the Dreamland.

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    October 4, 2009

Historical Examples of dreamland

British Dictionary definitions for dreamland



an ideal land existing in dreams or in the imagination
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Word Origin and History for dreamland

1834, from dream (n.) + land (n.).

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