Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (pə-lûr′mō, -lâr′-, pä-lĕr′-)
A city of northwest Sicily, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Phoenicians c. eighth century bc, it later became a Carthaginian military base and was conquered by Rome in 254-253. The Arabs held the city from ad 831 until 1072, when it became capital of the independent kingdom of Sicily (until 1194).


(pəˈlɛəməʊ; -ˈlɜː-; Italian paˈlɛrmo)
(Placename) the capital of Sicily, on the NW coast: founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century bc Pop: 686 722 (2001)


(pəˈlɜr moʊ, -ˈlɛər-)

the capital of Sicily, in the NW part. 701,782.
Pa•ler′mi•tan (-mɪ tn) adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Palermo - the capital of SicilyPalermo - the capital of Sicily; located in northwestern Sicily; an important port for 3000 years
Sicilia, Sicily - the Italian region on the island of Sicily
References in classic literature ?
The next point of interest will be Palermo, the most beautiful city of Sicily, which will be reached in one night from Naples.
Some people said she had gone to Naples in pursuit of Lord Steyne, whilst others averred that his Lordship quitted that city and fled to Palermo on hearing of Becky's arrival; some said she was living in Bierstadt, and had become a dame d'honneur to the Queen of Bulgaria; some that she was at Boulogne; and others, at a boarding-house at Cheltenham.
The very name assumed by his host of Monte Cristo and again repeated by the landlord of the Hotel de Londres, abundantly proved to him that his island friend was playing his philanthropic part on the shores of Piombino, Civita-Vecchio, Ostia, and Gaeta, as on those of Corsica, Tuscany, and Spain; and further, Franz bethought him of having heard his singular entertainer speak both of Tunis and Palermo, proving thereby how largely his circle of acquaintances extended.
Kris Palermo knows that as a tattooed white guy he's not your typical sushi chef trained in the traditional Japanese ways.
Contract award notice: Reception service in some plexuses of the university of palermo for the duration of three years plus possible two-year renewal
Salernitana have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 games and their dip in performance looks great news for a Palermo side looking to increase the pressure on promotion rivals.
The donation creates what is essentially the first synagogue in Palermo in over 500 yearssince the Jews were expelled from Sicily in 1493.
For three seasons he plied his trade with Newcastle United's former UEFA Cup opponents Palermo on the island of Sicily, where there can be no hiding place if the team gets a bad result.
PALERMO, Italy, Oct 28 (KUNA) -- Italy celebrated Friday the UNESCO inscription of the "Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalu and Monreale" on the World Heritage List.
Palermo, Owner, Palermo Tuohy Bruno PLLC, is a Managing Partner of his boutique Long Island Litigation Law Firm.
Banana Republic has named international style icon Olivia Palermo as its first women's global style ambassador.
PALERMO sporting director Daniele Faggiano says the Serie A outfit is the "right place" for Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli to relaunch his career.