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Syr·a·cuse(sîr′ə-kyo͞os′, -kyo͞oz′, sŭr′-)
1. A city of southeast Sicily, Italy, on the Ionian Sea south-southeast of Catania. Founded by colonists from Corinth in the eighth century bc, it reached the height of its power in the fifth century but fell to the Romans in 212.
2. A city of central New York east-southeast of Rochester. Established as an Onondagan trading post near a large salt deposit, it became a major saltworks in the 1800s and is now the site of Syracuse University.
1. (Placename) a port in SW Italy, in SE Sicily on the Ionian Sea: founded in 734 bc by Greeks from Corinth and taken by the Romans in 212 bc, after a siege of three years. Pop: 123 657 (2001). Italian name: Siracusa
2. (Placename) a city in central New York State, on Lake Onondaga: site of the capital of the Iroquois Indian federation. Pop: 144 001 (2003 est)
Syr•a•cuse(ˈsɪr əˌkyus, -ˌkyuz)
1. a city in central New York. 155,865.
2. Italian, Siracusa. a seaport in SE Sicily: ancient city founded by the Carthaginians 734 B.C.; battles 413 B.C., 212 B.C. 121,134.
Syr`a•cu′san, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||Syracuse - a city in central New York|
|2.||Syracuse - a city in southeastern Sicily that was founded by Corinthians in the 8th century BC|
|3.||Syracuse - the Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)|
|4.||Syracuse - the Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse|