Naples


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Na·ples

 (nā′pəlz)
1. also Na·po·li (nä′pô-lē) A city of south-central Italy on the Bay of Naples, an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Greeks c. 600 bc, Naples was conquered by the Romans in the fourth century bc. It became an independent duchy (eighth century ad) and capital of the kingdom of Naples (1282-1861). It is a major seaport and a commercial, cultural, and tourist center.
2. A city of southern Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Isolated to the east by the Everglades, it is a popular resort.

Naples

(ˈneɪpəlz)
n
1. (Placename) a port in SW Italy, capital of Campania region, on the Bay of Naples: the third largest city in the country; founded by Greeks in the 6th century bc; incorporated into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1140 and its capital (1282–1503); university (1224). Pop: 1 004 500 (2001). Ancient name: Neapolis Italian name: Napoli
2. (Placename) Bay of Naples an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the SW coast of Italy

Na•ples

(ˈneɪ pəlz)

n.
1. Italian, Napoli. a seaport in SW Italy, on the Bay of Naples. 1,200,958.
2. Bay of, an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea. 22 mi. (35 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Naples - a port and tourist center in southwestern ItalyNaples - a port and tourist center in southwestern Italy; capital of the Campania region
Campania - a region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea including the islands of Capri and Ischia
Neopolitan - a resident of Naples
Neapolitan - a native or inhabitant of Naples
Translations
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It was there he caught the fever which held him back on the eve of his departure for Greece and of which he lay ill so long in Naples.
James he set off one morning, from the neighbourhood of Naples, where we had a villa (the young woman being very partial to the sea), and, under pretence of coming back in a day or so, left it in charge with me to break it out, that, for the general happiness of all concerned, he was' - here an interruption of the short cough - 'gone.
Chichester Erskine, author of a tragedy entitled 'The Patriot Martyrs,' dedicated with enthusiastic devotion to the Spirit of Liberty and half a dozen famous upholders of that principle, and denouncing in forcible language the tyranny of the late Tsar of Russia, Bomba of Naples, and Napoleon the Third?
Had the lover of Giovanna of Naples bequeathed him some inheritance of sin and shame?
de Lautrec had been recently engaged with the Great Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova in the kingdom of Naples, whither her too late repentant lover had repaired.
On the 24th of February, 1810, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.
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.
When my Aunt Harding was in Naples, she knew the Duke of Montecarbana, intimately; and she says he had the smallest ears she ever beheld on a human being.
Let no one imagine, however, that the lovely Fayaway was in the habit of swallowing great vulgar-looking fishes: oh, no; with her beautiful small hand she would clasp a delicate, little, golden-hued love of a fish and eat it as elegantly and as innocently as though it were a Naples biscuit.
Through all the flimsy things we see at once As easily as through a Naples bonnet - Trash of all trash
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 Leghorn to Naples (calling at Civita Vecchia to land any who may prefer to go to Rome from that point), the distance will be made in about thirty-six hours; the route will lay along the coast of Italy, close by Caprera, Elba, and Corsica.