Piedmont


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Pied·mont

 (pēd′mŏnt′)
1. A historical region of northwest Italy bordering on France and Switzerland. Occupied by Rome in the 2nd century bc, it passed to Savoy in the 11th century and was the center of the Italian Risorgimento after 1814.
2. A plateau region of the eastern United States extending from New York to Alabama between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coastal plain.

Pied′mon·tese′ (-tēz′, -tēs′) adj. & n.

pied·mont

 (pēd′mŏnt′)
n.
An area of land formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.
adj.
Of, relating to, or constituting such an area of land.

[After Piedmont.]

Piedmont

(ˈpiːdmɒnt)
n
1. (Placename) a region of NW Italy: consists of the upper Po Valley; mainly agricultural. Chief town: Turin. Pop: 4 231 334 (2003 est). Area: 25 399 sq km (9807 sq miles). Italian name: Piemonte
2. (Placename) a low plateau of the eastern US, between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains

piedmont

(ˈpiːdmɒnt)
adj
(Physical Geography) (prenominal) (of glaciers, plains, etc) formed or situated at the foot of a mountain or mountain range
[from Italian piémonte mountain foot]

Pied•mont

(ˈpid mɒnt)

n.
1. a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachians, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
2. Italian, Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,377,229; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 sq. km).
3. (l.c.) a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
adj.
4. (l.c.) lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
[< Italian Piemonte literally, foothill]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Piedmont - the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and AlabamaPiedmont - the plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains: parts of Virginia and North and South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
2.piedmont - a gentle slope leading from the base of a mountain to a region of flat land
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
3.Piedmont - the region of northwestern Italy; includes the Po valley
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
Torino, Turin - capital city of the Piemonte region of northwestern Italy
Translations

Piedmont

[ˈpiːdmɒnt] NPiamonte m

Piedmont

[ˈpiːdmɒnt] nPiémont m

piedmont

n
(Geol) → Piedmontfläche f
(Geog, Region of Italy) → Piemont nt

Piedmont

[ˈpiːdmɒnt] nPiemonte m
References in classic literature ?
At some very remote period the Valley of Aosta was occupied by a vast glacier, which flowed down its entire length from Mont Blanc to the plain of Piedmont, remained stationary, or nearly so, at its mouth for many centuries, and deposited there enormous masses of debris.
I embarked at Alicante, reached Genoa after a prosperous voyage, and proceeded thence to Milan, where I provided myself with arms and a few soldier's accoutrements; thence it was my intention to go and take service in Piedmont, but as I was already on the road to Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.
Planchet obtained from Rochefort the rank of sergeant in the Piedmont regiment.
In the year 1811 I was transferred to Piedmont in France.
in the regiment of Piedmont, in which Rochefort had placed him.
One Sunday, late in the afternoon, found Daylight across the bay in the Piedmont hills back of Oakland.
But the following Sunday found him on a horse himself, across the bay and riding through the Piedmont hills.
Quest as he would through the Piedmont hills and along the many-gated back-road to Berkeley, Daylight saw nothing of Dede Mason and her chestnut sorrel.
On the night of February 1, 1932, Tim Haswell, a hold-up man, was shot during an attempted robbery by a citizen of Piedmont Heights.
Turning to the right at the cemetery, they climbed the Piedmont Heights to Blair Park and plunged into the green coolness of Jack Hayes Canyon.
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Piedmont Airlines said that Lyle Hogg, previously vice president -- flight operations for US Airways, will serve as president of the airline.