Definition of Laputa

1. Noun. A land imagined by Jonathan Swift where impractical projects were pursued and practical projects neglected.

Generic synonyms: Fictitious Place, Imaginary Place, Mythical Place
Derivative terms: Laputan, Laputan



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laputa

Laplandish
Laportea
Laportea canadensis
Lapp
Lappeenranta
Lappic
Lappish
Lappland
Lapplander
Lapponian
Lapponic
Lapps
Lappula
Lapsang Souchong
Laptev Sea
Laputa
Laputan
Laquer's stain
Lara
Laramie
Lardil
Lardizabala
Lardizabalaceae
Lardner
Laredo
Laren
Large Magellanic Cloud
Large Münsterländer
Large Münsterländers
Lari

Literary usage of Laputa

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"laputa, island described in Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' as floating in the air guided by a ... laputa in many respects resembles the "lantern-land" in ..."

2. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1884)
"The object of the third voyage, that to laputa, is to ridicule the mathematician* and philosophers of Swift's (biy, and in particular the members of the ..."

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