Definition of Camelot from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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  1. 1according to tradition, the wonderful and magic place where King Arthur lived with his family and the Knights of the Round Table. Some people believe Camelot was in what is now Winchester. Others think it was in Somerset, Cornwall or Caerleon in south-east Wales
  2. 2the name of the company that runs Britain's National Lottery
  3. 3a name that was associated with the presidency of John F Kennedy, used to describe the atmosphere of the White House at the time. After Kennedy was killed his wife quoted the lines from a song in the musical Camelot which she said was her husband's favourite:
    Don't let it be forgot,That once there was a spotFor one brief shining momentThat was known as Camelot.