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Ge·ne·va

 (jə-nē′və)
A city of southwest Switzerland located on Lake Geneva and bisected by the Rhone River. Originally an ancient Celtic settlement, it was a focal point of the Reformation after the arrival of John Calvin in 1536. Geneva was the headquarters of the League of Nations (1920-1946) and is still the site of many international organizations.

Geneva

(dʒɪˈniːvə)
n
1. (Placename) a city in SW Switzerland, in the Rhône valley on Lake Geneva: centre of Calvinism; headquarters of the International Red Cross (1864), the International Labour Office (1925), the League of Nations (1929–46), the World Health Organization, and the European office of the United Nations; banking centre. Pop: 177 500 (2002 est)
2. (Placename) a canton in SW Switzerland. Capital: Geneva. Pop: 419 300 (2002 est). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles). French name: Genève German name: Genf
3. (Placename) Lake Geneva a lake between SW Switzerland and E France: fed and drained by the River Rhône, it is the largest of the Alpine lakes; the surface is subject to considerable changes of level. Area: 580 sq km (224 sq miles). French name: Lac Léman German name: Genfersee

ge•ne•va

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n.
[1700–10; < Dutch genever < Old French genevre < Latin jūniperus juniper]

Ge•ne•va

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n.
1. the capital of the canton of Geneva, in SW Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva: seat of the League of Nations 1920–46. 167,697.
2. a canton in SW Switzerland. 395,466; 109 sq. mi. (282 sq. km).
3. Lake of. Also called Lake Leman. a lake between SW Switzerland and France. 45 mi. (72 km) long; 225 sq. mi. (583 sq. km).
French, Genève (for defs. 1,2). German, Genf (for defs. 1,2).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geneva - a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake GenevaGeneva - a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
Genevan - a native or resident of Geneva
2.geneva - gin made in the Netherlands
gin - strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
Translations
Ženeva
Geneve
GenfGenfersee
Genève
Genf
GeneveGenevejärviGeneven kantoni
Genf
Ženeva
Genève

Geneva

[dʒɪˈniːvə] NGinebra
the Geneva Conventionla convención de Ginebra

Geneva

[dʒɪˈniːvə] nGenève
in Geneva → à Genève
to Geneva → à Genève
Lake Geneva → le lac Léman

Geneva

nGenf nt; Lake Genevader Genfer See

Geneva

[dʒɪˈniːvə] nGinevra
Lake Geneva → il lago di Ginevra
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