Definition of Arcadia

1. Noun. A department of Greece in the central Peloponnese.




Definition of Arcadia

1. n. A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness.

Definition of Arcadia

1. Proper noun. A district or a prefecture in the central and mid SE Peloponnese that has a population of more than 110,000. Tripoli is the capital and a main city with a population over 22,000. ¹

2. Proper noun. A mountainous region of ancient Greece. ¹

3. Proper noun. A city in California, USA. ¹

4. Proper noun. A city in Louisiana, USA. ¹

5. Proper noun. Used as a name for an ideal region of rural and idyllic contentment. ¹

6. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Arcadia) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arcadia

1. a region of simple pleasure and quiet [n -S]

Medical Definition of Arcadia

1. 1. A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness. 2. Any region or scene of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet. "Where the cow is, there is Arcadia." (J. Burroughs) Origin: L. Arcadia, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Arcadia

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1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1890)
"Alexander). Watt quotes «n edition of 1683. folio. The Countess of Pembroke's arcadia. «*m) her.-tofore omitted in the printed Saw Ike fifth timi ..."

2. History of Spanish Literature by George Ticknor (1849)
"At the suggestion of the Duke, he wrote his "arcadia," a pastoral romance, making a volume of considerable size; and, though chiefly in prose, ..."

3. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1834)
"The Countesse of Pembrokes arcadia— now the third Time published, ... This edition contains the arcadia five books, Sonet?, the Defence of Poesie, ..."

4. A History of Greece by Evelyn Abbott (1901)
"Hence in ,,,, _ The Primitive arcadia, more than elsewhere, the old legends character must have remained undisturbed; there, ..."

5. English Literature During the Lifetime of Shakespeare by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1910)
"The Countess of Pembroke's arcadia, as Sir Philip called his romance, ... The arcadia was thus one of the most popular stories of the age, and the parent, ..."

6. The Relations of Shirley's Plays to the Elizabethan Drama by Robert Stanley Forsythe (1914)
"Act V, Sc. 1. For scenes laid in a prison, see Chap. IV, Sect. 14. Pamela's arguing for her succession to the throne is based on arcadia, p. 433. ..."

7. A Manual of Ancient History, from the Earliest Times to the Fall of the by George Rawlinson (1871)
"arcadia was subject to constant aggressions at the hands of Sparta, which she sought to revenge upon fitting occasions. These aggressions began in the times ..."

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