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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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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.
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It presents a stereotypical image of Italian Casanovas suffering downsized social status, from the "modest single scoop of chocolate ice cream" to the fact that the "traditional kept mistress, secretly hidden away in her fully paid-up flat and lavished with furs and jewels" is long gone.
Casanova is a gem: a clean, tidy little cafe restaurant on two levels with framed tourist snaps of Italian landmarks on the walls and a collection of bright Venetian masks on the top floor.
According to officials, Casanova climbed the huge steel tower in 68 minutes and 26 seconds, while spectators looked on in awe, the New York Daily News reported.
According to Casanova, these clashes hindered the Republic's consolidation, for they opened up a breach between opposed "cultural worlds, between practicing Catholics and hardline clericalists, bosses, and workers, Church and State, order and revolution" (p.
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Above all, in Casanova he has created a serious, believable character.