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Ve·ne·ti·a

 (və-nē′shē-ə, -shə)
A historical region of northeast Italy between the Po River and the Alps. Named after the Veneti, a people who settled the area c. 1000 bc, it was joined with Istria by Augustus to form a separate province. The area was devastated by the Huns in the 5th century, but its towns later became powerful city-states, with Venice becoming dominant by the 15th century. It passed to Austria in 1797 and to Italy in 1866.
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Venetia

(vɪˈniːʃə)
n
1. (Placename) the area of ancient Italy between the lower Po valley and the Alps: later a Roman province
2. (Historical Terms) the area of ancient Italy between the lower Po valley and the Alps: later a Roman province
3. (Placename) the territorial possessions of the medieval Venetian republic that were at the head of the Adriatic and correspond to the present-day region of Veneto and a large part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
4. (Historical Terms) the territorial possessions of the medieval Venetian republic that were at the head of the Adriatic and correspond to the present-day region of Veneto and a large part of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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Ve•ne•ti•a

(vəˈni ʃi ə, -ʃə)

n.
a historic area in NE Italy and NW Yugoslavia, bounded by the Alps, the Po River, and the Adriatic Sea. Italian, Venezia.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Venetia - a region of northeastern Italy on the AdriaticVenetia - a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Padova, Padua, Patavium - a city in Veneto
Venezia, Venice - the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction
Verona - a city in Veneto on the River Adige
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If she had had Venetia she would have done better; but she had not.
The proceeds from the Financing will be used for general corporate purposes, the deployment of additional operational equipment to support increased processing volumes, the continued advancement of the work programmes currently underway at the Company's Krone-Endora at Venetia Project, and to provide the Company with additional working capital to offset the time frames associated with the tendering and sale of rough diamonds in Antwerp.
The Venetia Williams six-year-old is unbeaten in two outings over fences since falling on his chasing debut, and fought off competition for the lead to beat Henri Parry Morgan by two lengths here 22 days ago.
Shayanna and Venetia Sivarajasingam will fly to Baku in Azerbaijan with the rest of the Welsh squad in the first two weeks of September to compete against the world's best chess players.
Venetia Williams recognises the initiative as "a brilliant idea" and saddles Shangani and Drumshambo, both of whom are on frustrating losing runs.
Venetia Sivarajasingam recorded a perfect score to win the overall crown in her age category at the British Championships, which concluded last weekend.
Venetia Stanley was a great beauty of her day, sought after by poets and painters eager to pay homage to her good looks.
Asquith, then in his 60s and married, became infatuated and fell desperately in love with aristocrat and socialite Venetia Stanley, then in her 20s, and the closest friend of Asquith's daughter Violet.
ASO (Venetia Williams) ASO continued his progression with a third win in his last four starts over hurdles at Haydock last weekend.
The Venetia Williams-trained seven-year-old appeared to have blown his chance when making a mistake in the home straight, handing the initiative to the Irish challenger Glenquest.