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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.
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CLAUDE CASANOVAS JAUME PLENSA AND MIGUEL Barcelo all hail from the post-war post-Franco generation of Catalan artists, and stand out in the field of contemporary art.
I know that a lot of people have known the Casanovas.
In rendering the spirit of the eighteenth century through a survey of the life and thoughts of Casanova, Szentkuthy dissects his subject's ruminations with relentless agility, and as the author enlarges upon the nuances of Casanovas singular artistry, the adventurer bespeaks comparison with a genius like Mozart.
Dubai is a land filled with Casanovas from around the world.
Recently, the actress said: "I've met a few Casanovas that I like and some that I haven't, and I hope to meet a few more.
And she teasingly said: "I've met a few Casanovas that I like, some that I haven't.
The Alfie star admitted at a press conference that she had met a few real-life Casanovas.
I have met a few Casanovas I like and a few I have not liked - and I hope to meet a few more.