alice in wonderland

Alice-in-Wonderland

[al-is-in-wuhn-der-land]
adjective
resembling a dream or fantasy; unreal: an Alice-in-Wonderland world of incompleted projects and wishful thinking.

Origin:
1920–25

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

noun
a story for children (1865) by Lewis Carroll.
Also called Alice in Wonderland.
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Alice-in-Wonderland
 
adj
fantastic; irrational
 
[C20: alluding to the absurdities of Wonderland in Lewis Carroll's book]

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland definition


(1865) A book by Lewis Carroll. Alice, a young girl, enters Wonderland by following the White Rabbit down his hole and has many strange adventures there. She meets the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, the grinning Cheshire cat, and the tyrannical Queen of Hearts. Through the Looking-Glass is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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