Savoy


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Sa·voy 1

 (sə-voi′)
A ruling house founded in the 11th century that later governed Sardinia (1720-1861) and Italy (1861-1946).

Sa·voy 2

 (sə-voi′)
A historical region and former duchy of southeast France, western Switzerland, and northwest Italy. The region changed hands many times before becoming a duchy in the early 1400s. In 1720 the duke of Savoy gained the title king of Sardinia, and in 1861 the Savoyard Victor Emmanuel II ascended the throne of the newly formed kingdom of Italy. Much of the original territory was ceded to France at the same time.

Sa·voy′ard (sə-voi′ärd′, säv′oi-yärd′) adj. & n.

Savoy

(səˈvɔɪ)
n
(Placename) an area of SE France, bordering on Italy, mainly in the Savoy Alps: a duchy in the late Middle Ages and part of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1860, when it became part of France. French name: Savoie

Savoy

(səˈvɔɪ)
n
(Biography) a noble family of Italy that ruled over the duchy of Savoy and became the royal house of Italy (1861–1946): the oldest reigning dynasty in Europe before the dissolution of the Italian monarchy

savoy

(səˈvɔɪ)
n
(Cookery) a cultivated variety of cabbage, Brassica oleracea capitata, having a compact head and wrinkled leaves
[C16: named after the Savoy region]

Sa•voy

(səˈvɔɪ)

n.
1. a member of the royal house of Italy that ruled from 1861 to 1946.
2. French, Savoie. a historic region in SE France, adjacent to the Swiss-Italian border: formerly a duchy; later a part of the kingdom of Sardinia; ceded to France, 1860.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Savoy - a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
2.savoy - head of soft crinkly leaves
head cabbage - any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed or boiled or stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw
Translations
Savoiji
kelkelkáposzta

Savoy

[səˈvɔɪ] NSaboya f

savoy

[səˈvɔɪ] Nberza f de Saboya

savoy (cabbage)

nWirsing(kohl) m
References in classic literature ?
We're all living wonders, Major," he went on, turning to Thomson, "but if I don't get a Sole Colbert and a grill at the Savoy, and a front seat at the Alhambra, before many weeks have passed, I shall get stale--that's what'll happen to me.
as his epitaph says, found himself later on, at the famous siege of Turin, in 1640, between Prince Thomas of Savoy, whom he was besieging, and the Marquis de Leganez, who was blockading him.
In 1855, Brun-Rollet, a native of Savoy, appointed consul for Sardinia in Eastern Soudan, to take the place of Vaudey, who had just died, set out from Karthoum, and, under the name of Yacoub the merchant, trading in gums and ivory, got as far as Belenia, beyond the fourth degree, but had to return in ill-health to Karthoum, where he died in 1857.
Still, if you like to get in a cab with me and ride as far as the Savoy, I'll tell you what I can.
I am at the Savoy Hotel, speaking from my room--number 443.
He started to walk along Piccadilly, and had reached Hyde Park Corner before he recollected that he had an engagement to take supper with Mr Prosser at the Savoy Hotel.
The melting of the snows had filled the boulder-strewn bed of the torrent (often dry) that flows through this valley, which is closely shut in between two parallel mountain barriers, above which the peaks of Savoy and of Dauphine tower on every side.
This sort of roof, which has a peculiar appearance, denotes the nearness of the borders of Savoy, where it is very common.
Emerging at Euston at half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, Alexander had his luggage sent to the Savoy and drove at once to Bedford Square.
The rain-storms had been at work during several days, and had done a deal of damage in Switzerland and Savoy.
The LOI contemplates a business combination transaction pursuant to which Savoy will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Hybrid in exchange for common shares of Savoy on a 1: 1 exchange ratio.
Gallares explained that their tagline-'Color your experience'-pretty much sums up what they intend to provide guests staying at Savoy Hotel.