wonderland

[ wuhn-der-land ]
/ ˈwʌn dərˌlænd /

noun

a land of wonders or marvels.
a wonderful country or region: a wonderland of rare plants and flowers; a winter wonderland.

Nearby words

  1. wonderful,
  2. wonderfully,
  3. wondering,
  4. wonderingly,
  5. wonderkid,
  6. wonderment,
  7. wonderous,
  8. wonders will never cease,
  9. wonderwork,
  10. wondrous

Origin of wonderland

First recorded in 1780–90; wonder + -land

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British Dictionary definitions for wonderland

wonderland

/ (ˈwʌndəˌlænd) /

noun

an imaginary land of marvels or wonders
an actual place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
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Word Origin and History for wonderland

wonderland

n.

"imaginary realm," 1790, from wonder + land (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper