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 (jə-nē′vən) also Gen·e·vese (jĕn′ə-vēz′, -vēs′)
1. Of or relating to Geneva, Switzerland, or its inhabitants.
2. Of or relating to the teachings of John Calvin in Geneva; Calvinistic.
1. A native or inhabitant of Geneva, Switzerland.
2. A Calvinist.


(dʒɪˈniːvən) or


1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Geneva
2. (Christian Churches, other) of, adhering to, or relating to the teachings of Calvin or the Calvinists
n, pl -vans or -vese
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Geneva
4. (Christian Churches, other) a less common name for Calvinist


(dʒəˈni vən)

1. of or pertaining to Geneva, Switzerland.
2. Calvinistic.
3. a native or resident of Geneva, Switzerland.
4. a Calvinist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Genevan - a native or resident of Geneva
Geneva, Geneve, Genf - a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
Swiss, Swiss people - the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
2.Genevan - an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
Huguenot - a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries
necessitarian - someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will


[dʒɪˈniːvn] adj & nginevrino/a
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But to a Genevan magistrate, whose mind was occupied by far other ideas than those of devotion and heroism, this elevation of mind had much the appearance of madness.
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Unusually understated for the flamboyant Genevan jeweler, the earrings hint at the extravagant imagination behind their design with a calibrAaAaAeA@-cut diamond silhouette for the precious red ston a motif that incorporates a single ruby, as if the exuberance in the main motif were just slightly bubbling over.
The hotel's harmony between its classic past and modern touches, conveys an exceptional prestige and offers an incomparable moment and absolute comfort to all guests who select this exclusive refuge during their Genevan getaway.
In fact, he argues that Jean Calvin's reforms of the Genevan church in the 1540s and 1550s were modeled on Strasbourg's practices, especially the congregational singing of psalms, an activity that Calvin was not originally going lo promote but later established as part of his service, also led by school children, after his 1538 visit to Strasbourg.
While Elizabeth I may have kept Knox himself out of England, his ideas and those of his fellow Genevan exiles were foundational for the English Puritan movement.
Expatriation works both ways: African talent can come to Geneva and Genevan talent can go to Africa.
As the bicentenary of the famous Genevan ghost story competition draws closer, it should come as no surprise that Romanticists across the world are reinvigorating Mary Shelley.
00), The Social Contract is the unabridged audiobook reading of the classic treatise about the concept of human freedom in the context of political structures, originally penned by Genevan philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778).
Inspired by the lacquered chinoiserie screens that adorned her apartment, and produced in limited quantities, each watch is painstakingly hand-painted by master artisans using a Genevan technique called "Grand Feu.
The Bellerive Room is presented as a tribute to his collection: a replica of the Persian Salon at his Genevan Chateau de Bellerive, it displays several of his Islamic ceramics in their original Nasrid-style showcases.
Only a few days after the appearance of the letter of dedication on June 1, 1544, the Brief Instruction for Arming All the Good Faithful appeared in ordinary, simple French at the Genevan printshop of Jean Girard.