(1726) a book by Jonathan Swift which is a satire (=a humorous criticism) on Britain in the 18th century. Each of the imaginary lands that the main character Gulliver visits shows how unreasonable the British government, British customs, wars etc really are. The most famous part of the book is Gulliver's visit to the country of Lilliput, where all the people and buildings are very small.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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