Milan


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Mi·lan

 (mĭ-lăn′, -län′)
A city of northern Italy northeast of Genoa. Probably of Celtic origin, it was taken by the Romans in 222 bc and has been an important commercial, financial, cultural, and industrial center since medieval times because of its strategic location.

Mil′a·nese′ (mĭl′ə-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.

Milan

(mɪˈlæn)
n
(Placename) a city in N Italy, in central Lombardy: Italy's second largest city and chief financial and industrial centre; a centre of the Renaissance under the Visconti and Sforza families. Pop: 1 256 211 (2001). Italian name: Milano Latin name: Mediolanum

Mi•lan

(mɪˈlæn, -ˈlɑn)

n.
an industrial city in central Lombardy, in N Italy. 1,478,505. Italian, Mi•la•no (miˈlɑ nɔ)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Milan - the capital of Lombardy in northern ItalyMilan - the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages
Lombardia, Lombardy - a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
Milanese - a native or inhabitant of Milan
Translations

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References in classic literature ?
There was one of a German music teacher who had a room above Cellini's lodg- ings in the city of Milan that made the boys guffaw.
In Milan we spent most of our time in the vast and beautiful Arcade or Gallery, or whatever it is called.
When he had finished, he delivered the scroll, which was in the Hebrew character, to the Pilgrim, saying, ``In the town of Leicester all men know the rich Jew, Kirjath Jairam of Lombardy; give him this scroll he hath on sale six Milan harnesses, the worst would suit a crowned head ten goodly steeds, the worst might mount a king, were he to do battle for his throne.
I embarked at Alicante, reached Genoa after a prosperous voyage, and proceeded thence to Milan, where I provided myself with arms and a few soldier's accoutrements; thence it was my intention to go and take service in Piedmont, but as I was already on the road to Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.
Because I was arrested at Piombino, and I presume that, like Milan and Florence, Piombino has become the capital of some French department.
The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
Every loom From Milan down to Sicily shall be mine, And mine the pearls that the Arabian seas Store in their silent caverns.
And it must be added that this was, for Newman, an unusually metaphysical flight; but in passing through Milan he had taken a great fancy to the painter.
And the like was done by that league (which Guicciardini saith was the security of Italy) made between Ferdinando King of Naples, Lorenzius Medici, and Ludovicus Sforza, potentates, the one of Florence, the other of Milan.
From this point, excursions may be made to Milan, Lakes Como and Maggiore, or to Milan, Verona (famous for its extraordinary fortifications), Padua, and Venice.
One might fancy him, passionate with theories of human equality and human rights, discussing, arguing, fighting behind barricades in Paris, flying before the Austrian cavalry in Milan, imprisoned here, exiled from there, hoping on and upborne ever with the word which seemed so magical, the word Liberty; till at last, broken with disease and starvation, old, without means to keep body and soul together but such lessons as he could pick up from poor students, he found himself in that little neat town under the heel of a personal tyranny greater than any in Europe.
He found his carriage outside without much difficulty and drove quickly round to the Milan Restaurant.