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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., nor none of them heroes?
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.'s poor awkward enemy.
If she had not been so decent her references would have seemed to carry one back to the queer rococo Venice of Casanova. I found myself falling into the error of thinking of her too as one of Jeffrey Aspern's contemporaries; this came from her having so little in common with my own.
Kristen Casanova, sister of the groom, was the soloist for the occasion, with her beautiful rendition of "The Rose." Ellen Cole, a friend of the bride, read a poem entitled, "On Your Wedding Day." The poem was written by the bride's grandmother, Margaret Burch.
It follows Giacomo Casanova's flight from prison in Venice as he cuts a swathe through Europe's salons and bedrooms, hobnobbing with the likes of Voltaire, Madame de Pompadour, Rousseau and Catherine the Great.
At once farce, grown-up panto, musical and tragedy, Casanova briskly bubbles through the legend as its heroine romps about Europe seducing, inspiring and entertaining the great and the good.
Casanova is a funny and passionate reinvention of the Western world's most notorious lover which sees the title role played as a woman.
Casanova runs at the arts centre until tomorrow and sees a woman playing the title role.
Casanova was only 9 years old when he took his own life on March 23, just four days after a DCFS caseworker visited the house where Byron lived with his mother and her boyfriend.
Giddings, Texas-based independent insurance agency, The Nitsche Group, appointed Joe Casanova as insurance sales producer for the Central Texas region.