Milan


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Mi·lan

 (mĭ-lăn′, -län′)
A city of northern Italy northeast of Genoa. Probably of Celtic origin, it was taken by the Romans in 222 bc and has been an important commercial, financial, cultural, and industrial center since medieval times because of its strategic location.

Mil′a·nese′ (mĭl′ə-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.

Milan

(mɪˈlæn)
n
(Placename) a city in N Italy, in central Lombardy: Italy's second largest city and chief financial and industrial centre; a centre of the Renaissance under the Visconti and Sforza families. Pop: 1 256 211 (2001). Italian name: Milano Latin name: Mediolanum

Mi•lan

(mɪˈlæn, -ˈlɑn)

n.
an industrial city in central Lombardy, in N Italy. 1,478,505. Italian, Mi•la•no (miˈlɑ nɔ)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Milan - the capital of Lombardy in northern ItalyMilan - the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages
Lombardia, Lombardy - a region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
Milanese - a native or inhabitant of Milan
Translations

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References in classic literature ?
Toward dusk we drew near Milan and caught glimpses of the city and the blue mountain peaks beyond.
Wherever you stand in Milan or within seven miles of Milan, it is visible and when it is visible, no other object can chain your whole attention.
Now we will descend into the crypt, under the grand altar of Milan Cathedral, and receive an impressive sermon from lips that have been silent and hands that have been gestureless for three hundred years.
With his story in one's mind he can almost see his benignant countenance moving calmly among the haggard faces of Milan in the days when the plague swept the city, brave where all others were cowards, full of compassion where pity had been crushed out of all other breasts by the instinct of self-preservation gone mad with terror, cheering all, praying with all, helping all, with hand and brain and purse, at a time when parents forsook their children, the friend deserted the friend, and the brother turned away from the sister while her pleadings were still wailing in his ears.
If I could get the custody of them for a while, I fear me the market price of silver bishops would advance shortly, on account of their exceeding scarcity in the Cathedral of Milan.
Once a year all these holy relics are carried in procession through the streets of Milan.
Hearing from his foreign correspondents of two women who had made successful first appearances, one at Milan and one at Florence, he had arranged to visit those cities, and to judge of the merits of the dancers for himself, before he joined the bride and bridegroom.
He found his carriage outside without much difficulty and drove quickly round to the Milan Restaurant.
The new are either entirely new, as was Milan to Francesco Sforza, or they are, as it were, members annexed to the hereditary state of the prince who has acquired them, as was the kingdom of Naples to that of the King of Spain.
I shall have your luggage and your room searched at the Milan Hotel.
When you have finished, let me know and I will give you an authority to proceed to his apartments in the Milan Hotel.
One day, when my father had gone by himself to Milan, my mother, accompanied by me, visited this abode.