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 (kăs′ə-nō′və, kăz′-)
A man who seduces or attempts to seduce women as a matter of habit.

[After Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt.]


1. (Biography) Giovanni Jacopo (dʒoˈvanni ˈjaːkopo). 1725–98, Italian adventurer noted for his Mémoires, a vivid account of his sexual adventures and of contemporary society
2. any man noted for his amorous adventures; rake


(ˌkæz əˈnoʊ və, ˌkæs-)

1. Giovanni Jacopo, 1725–98, Italian adventurer and writer.
2. a man known for his amorous adventures; rake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Casanova - an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
2.Casanova - any man noted for his amorous adventures
philanderer, womaniser, womanizer - a man who likes many women and has short sexual relationships with them


1. A man amorously attentive to women:
2. A man who philanders:
Slang: lady-killer, wolf.
Idioms: man on the make, skirt chaser.


[ˌkæsəˈnəʊvə] N (fig) → casanova m, conquistador m


n (hum)Casanova m (inf)
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Baron Trenck, nor Casanova, nor Benvenuto Chel- leeny, nor Henri IV.
If a commoner gave a noble even so much as a Damiens-scratch which didn't kill or even hurt, he got Damiens' dose for it just the same; they pulled him to rags and tatters with horses, and all the world came to see the show, and crack jokes, and have a good time; and some of the performances of the best people present were as tough, and as properly unprintable, as any that have been printed by the pleasant Casanova in his chapter about the dismember- ment of Louis XV.
If she had not been so decent her references would have seemed to carry one back to the queer rococo Venice of Casanova.
Tindall shows us that Casanova was more than a sex addict; he was an amateur physician, gambler, violinist, trainee cleric and writer, whose autobiography is noted for being a fascinating account of 18th-century life.
En el tercer volumen de sus Memorias (1774-1798), Casanova confiesa que despues de los cuarenta anos comenzo a perder atractivo viril.
Upon the merger, Casanova transitioned from Lafarge France chief executive officer to the Latin America Region and Executive Committee.
Casanova has revealed this while making a courtesy visit to the Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
Casanova said the forging of this agreement was timely with many Japanese companies now eyeing the Philippines as an alternative location for expansion.
Sofia Casanova comienza la Guerra del 14 con un bagaje ideologico que bebe de las maneras conservadoras, catolicas y liberales, tanto de la tradicion cultural espanola como de la polaca, gracias a su matrimonio con el filosofo polaco Wicenty Lutoslawski.
The government of outgoing President Benigno Aquino plans to turn the former US military base, Clark City, into a backup capital, complete with facilities for government agencies, the central bank and financial exchanges, Casanova said in Manila late Monday.
The permit application filed with Eugene's Planning and Development Department on Tuesday covers "tenant improvement primarily to part of the first floor" of the building at 2727 Leo Harris Parkway - the Casanova Center's address.