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 (trē-ĕst′, -ĕs′tĕ)
A city of extreme northeast Italy on the Gulf of Trieste, an inlet of the Gulf of Venice at the head of the Adriatic Sea. Held by Austria from 1382 until 1919, Trieste became in 1947 the center of the Free Territory of Trieste administered by the United Nations. In 1954 the territory was divided; the city and northern zone were given to Italy and the remainder of the area became part of Yugoslavia.


(triːˈɛst; Italian triˈɛste)
1. (Placename) a port in NE Italy, capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, on the Gulf of Trieste at the head of the Adriatic Sea: under Austrian rule (1382–1918); capital of the Free Territory of Trieste (1947–54); important transit port for central Europe. Pop: 211 184 (2001). Slovene and Croatian name: Trst
2. (Placename) Free Territory of Trieste a former territory on the N Adriatic: established by the UN in 1947; most of the N part passed to Italy and the remainder to Yugoslavia in 1954


(triˈɛst, -ˈɛs teɪ, -ti)

1. a seaport in NE Italy, on the Gulf of Trieste. 237,191.
2. Free Territory of, an area bordering the N Adriatic: designated a free territory by the U.N. 1947; N zone, including the city of Trieste, turned over to Italy in 1954; S zone incorporated into Yugoslavia.
3. Gulf of, an inlet in the N Adriatic, in NE Italy.
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Petersburg, 40; Trieste, 40; Alexandria (Egypt), 43; Dublin, 48; Calcutta, 55.
Some skeletons of poulps are preserved in the museums of Trieste and Montpelier, that measure two yards in length.
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.
when war threatened between Austria and Italy, the socialists of Italy, Austria, and Hungary held a conference at Trieste, and threatened a general strike of the workingmen of both countries in case war was declared.
Trips to Trieste have been arranged and area meetings are held in various parts of the country.
8220;Shankara Ayurveda Spa at the Art of Living Retreat Center is on the way to becoming one of the top Ayurvedic spas in North America,” says Trieste.
I belong to the BETFOR Association (British Element Trieste Force) which exists for the comradeship of ex-Trieste Veterans, it is a very relaxed organisation (it has to be, because we are all in our 80s).
Bu Khadhoor met with the deputy governor of Trieste who welcomed the Kuwaiti diplomat and discussed cooperation with economic, industrial and scientific institutions.
Hack headed the observatory in Trieste, the first woman to hold that post, from 1964 to 1987, and was a popular and frequent commentator in Italian media about discoveries in astronomy and physics.
The Nespresso Trieste Limited Edition Grand Cru is a reflection of the rich and varied cultural experience that the city of Trieste offers.
Organized by Aries, Special Agency of the Trieste Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Assocaffe Trieste, the Expo's program is richer than ever before.
Trips to Trieste have been organised annually and many of our members from the various regiments who served there have been able to visit their old barracks.