proper nounGreek Mythology
The place at the ends of the earth to which certain favoured heroes were conveyed by the gods after death.
A place or state of perfect happiness.‘Had they in fact found an Elysium that had eluded me in my journeys?’
heaven, paradise, the Elysian fields, empyrean, Arcadia, Arcady, Shangri-LaView synonyms
- ‘Presumably, Snow is talking about that late 21st century Elysium in which everything comes out great in the end and all the debt just melts away.’
- ‘Even those who come here in search of a deserted Elysium might find the town an adequate base, and one from which it is always easy to escape.’
- ‘How could this home-made Elysium be abolished to make way for an office block, or executive maisonettes?’
- ‘This forsaken Elysium was anything any criminal, or renegade could ever hope for: A war-torn landscape between civilization and primal animals.’
Via Latin from Greek Elusion (pedion) ‘(plain) of the blessed’.
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