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Meaning of "Utopia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UTOPIA

From New Latin Utopia (coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516 as the title of his book that described an imaginary island representing the perfect society), literally: no place, from Greek ou not + topos a place.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UTOPIA

Utopia  [juːˈtəʊpɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UTOPIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Utopia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES UTOPIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Utopia

Utopia

A utopia /juːˈtoʊpiə/ is a community or society possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities. The word was coined by Sir Thomas More in Latin for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.

Definition of Utopia in the English dictionary

The definition of Utopia in the dictionary is any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UTOPIA


amblyopia
ˌæmblɪˈəʊpɪə
anisometropia
ænˌaɪsəʊməˈtrəʊpɪə
cacotopia
ˌkækəˈtəʊpɪə
cecropia
sɪˈkrəʊpɪə
cornucopia
ˌkɔːnjʊˈkəʊpɪə
diplopia
dɪˈpləʊpɪə
dystopia
dɪsˈtəʊpɪə
ectopia
ɛkˈtəʊpɪə
esotropia
ˌɛsəˈtrəʊpɪə
Ethiopia
ˌiːθɪˈəʊpɪə
exotropia
ˌeksəˈtrəʊpɪə
hemianopia
ˌhɛmɪænˈəʊpɪə
heterotopia
ˌhɛtərəʊˈtəʊpɪə
hyperopia
ˌhaɪpəˈrəʊpɪə
myopia
maɪˈəʊpɪə
photopia
fəʊˈtəʊpɪə
pornotopia
ˌpɔːnəˈtəʊpɪə
presbyopia
ˌprɛzbɪˈəʊpɪə
scotopia
skəˈtəʊpɪə
subtopia
sʌbˈtəʊpɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UTOPIA

Uto-Aztecan
Utopian
utopian socialism
utopianise
utopianiser
utopianism
utopianize
utopianizer
utopiast
utopism
utopist
utopistic
Utrecht

WORDS THAT END LIKE UTOPIA

ametropia
anopia
asthenopia
atropia
deuteranopia
emmetropia
haplopia
hemeralopia
hemiopia
hypermetropia
isometropia
meropia
nyctalopia
palinopia
protanopia
senopia
tritanopia

Synonyms and antonyms of Utopia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UTOPIA»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «Utopia» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of Utopia

Translation of «Utopia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UTOPIA

Find out the translation of Utopia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Utopia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Utopia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

理想社会
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

utopía
570 millions of speakers

English

Utopia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूटोपिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المدينة الفاضلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Утопия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

utopia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল্পলোক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

utopie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Utopia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Utopia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

理想郷
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유토피아
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utopia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không tưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கற்பனயுலகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

यूटोपिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ütopya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

utopia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Utopia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

утопія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Utopia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Utopia
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Utopia
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Utopia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Utopia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Utopia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UTOPIA»

The term «Utopia» is very widely used and occupies the 15.473 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UTOPIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Utopia

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5 QUOTES WITH «UTOPIA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Utopia.
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Vicente del Bosque
I realised that the political context had got worse since the 2010 World Cup. I tried to ignore it but I wanted, as a national coach - you may call this Utopia - to make Catalans and Basques feel good about supporting a Spanish side... to unite even the most sectarian and nationalist.
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Godfried Danneels
Global warming has melted the polar ice caps, raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities. Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
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Rush Limbaugh
Capitalism is always evaluated against dreams. Utopia is a dream. It doesn't exist.
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John Malkovich
Utopia means elsewhere.
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Lionel Trilling
We are at heart so profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UTOPIA»

Discover the use of Utopia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Utopia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Utopia and the Dialogue of Comfort
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Thomas More, 2010
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More: Utopia
A fully revised 2002 edition of one of the most successful volumes in the entire series of Cambridge Texts.
Sir Thomas More (Saint), George M. Logan, Robert Merrihew Adams, 2002
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Utopia
But on the day that Andrew Warne arrives, Utopia finds itself in the grip of something far more sinister and every man, woman and child trapped in the dome are at risk.
Lincoln Child, 2010
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The Last Utopia
In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal’s troubled present and uncertain future.
Samuel Moyn, 2012
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Utopia
This attractive combination suits the edition especially well for use in Renaissance and reformation courses.
Thomas More, David Wootton, 1935
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Utopia
The novel popularized the concept of utopian societies in literary works, and can even be credited with the first introduction of the Greek term utopia into the English language.
Thomas More, 2007
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Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
Cruising Utopia seeks to break the present stagnancy by cruising ahead. Drawing on the work of Ernst Bloch, José Esteban Muñoz recalls the queer past for guidance in presaging its future.
Jose Esteban Munoz, 2009
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Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theater
"Jill Dolan is the theatre's most astute critic, and this new book is perhaps her most important.
Jill Dolan, 2005
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Architecture and Utopia: Design and Capitalist Development
Written from a neo-Marxist point of view by a prominent Italian architectural historian, Architecture and Utopia leads the reader beyond architectural form into a broader understanding of the relation of architecture to society and the ...
Manfredo Tafuri, 1976
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Utopia & Revolution: On the Origins of a Metaphor
The most comprehensive study of ideology and utopia since Karl Mannheim's work of the 1930s, Utopia and Revolution can be understood as turning classical political theory on its head or, perhaps, inside out.
Melvin Jonah Lasky, 1976

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UTOPIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Utopia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Promises of love, jobs for foreign recruits in IS 'utopia'
"IS sells its Islamic utopia to these young men and women," said Lina Khatib, head of the Carnegie Endowment's Middle East Centre in Beirut. "It tells them that ... «Yahoo News, Mar 15»
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Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'
You probably don't need me to enumerate the pains of navigating bureaucracies. Lines and forms and hold times are the stuff of daily routine — and it's just as ... «NPR, Feb 15»
3
Are Danes Really That Happy? The Myth Of The Scandinavian Utopia
What comes to mind when you think of Scandinavia? Great education systems? The world's happiest people? Healthy work-life balance? One man, a British ... «NPR, Feb 15»
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International Emmys: UK's 'Utopia' Wins Best Drama; Belgium's …
Utopia” topped skeins from Japan (“Yae's Sakura”), France (“The Tunnel”) and Chile (“Profugos”) for the win. Stephen Dillane, star of Canal Plus' “The Tunnel,” ... «Variety, Nov 14»
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'Utopia' canceled by Fox
The cast of Fox's Utopia is going to have to return to the real world ahead of schedule. The network has decided to cancel the freshman series, originally ... «Entertainment Weekly, Nov 14»
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Fall TV Cancellations: 'Utopia,' 'Bad Judge,' 'A to Z,' 'Manhattan Love …
And finally, Fox rounds out the cancel-happy broadcasters, with its axing of experimental reality show "Utopia." The high-concept series, which focused on a ... «Moviefone, Nov 14»
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Ask Matt: Big Bang, Homeland, Utopia, Mysteries of Laura …
Question: Ignoring the normal criticisms of reality TV, I have a major issue with Fox's adaptation of the reality show Utopia. There has been a litany of ... «TV Guide, Oct 14»
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Fox yanks 'Utopia' from Tuesdays
The idealistic-sounding series with the hellish ratings is being yanked from Tuesday nights. From now on, Utopia will only air on Fridays. The move comes just ... «Entertainment Weekly, Oct 14»
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David Fincher to direct the entire first season of HBO's 'Utopia'
David Fincher will direct the entire first season of Utopia, the HBO series he is producing with Gone Girl's author Gillian Flynn. The duo announced their plans to ... «Entertainment Weekly, Sep 14»
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RATINGS RAT RACE: 'Utopia' & 'America's Got Talent' Rise, 'New …
Following Utopia, love was in the air on Fox on both the new season debuts of New Girl (1.6/5) and The Mindy Project (1.3/4) and last night – though in very ... «Deadline.com, Sep 14»

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