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Gen·o·a

 (jĕn′ō-ə)
A city of northwest Italy on the Gulf of Genoa, an arm of the Ligurian Sea. An ancient settlement, Genoa flourished under the Romans and also enjoyed great prosperity during the Crusades. Today, it is Italy's chief port and a major commercial and industrial center.

Gen′o·ese′ (-ēz′, -ēs′), Gen′o·vese′ (-vēz′, -vēs′) adj. & n.

gen·o·a

 (jĕn′ō-ə)
n.
Nautical A jib whose leech extends aft of the mast. Also called genoa jib.

[After Genoa.]

Genoa

(ˈdʒɛnəʊə)
n
(Placename) a port in NW Italy, capital of Liguria, on the Gulf of Genoa: Italy's main port; an independent commercial city with many colonies in the Middle Ages; university (1243); heavy industries. Pop: 610 307 (2001). Italian name: Genova

genoa

(ˈdʒɛnəʊə)
n
(Sailing) yachting a large triangular jib sail, often with a foot that extends as far aft as the clew of the mainsail. Also called: genoa jib Sometimes shortened to: genny or jenny

gen•o•a

(ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.
[1930–35; after Genoa]

Gen•o•a

(ˈdʒɛn oʊ ə)

n.
a seaport in NW Italy, S of Milan. 762,895. Italian, Genova.
Gen`o•ese′ (-ˈiz, -ˈis) n., pl. -ese, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genoa - a seaport in northwestern ItalyGenoa - a seaport in northwestern Italy; provincial capital of Liguria
Liguria - region of northwestern Italy on the Ligurian Sea
Genoese - a native or resident of Genoa
Translations

Genoa

[ˈdʒenəʊə] NGénova f

Genoa

[ˈdʒɛnəʊə] nGênes

Genoa

nGenua nt

Genoa

[ˈdʒɛnəʊə] nGenova

genoa

[ˈdʒɛnəʊə] n (Naut) → genoa m inv
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We promised to do so, and when he had embraced us and given us his blessing, one set out for Salamanca, the other for Seville, and I for Alicante, where I had heard there was a Genoese vessel taking in a cargo of wool for Genoa.
Passengers who may wish to extend the time at Paris can do so, and, passing down through Switzerland, rejoin the steamer at Genoa.
We can do nothing before we get to Genoa, and that won't be till Sunday night.
My brother writes as follows about the origin of the first part of "Zarathustra":--"In the winter of 1882-83, I was living on the charming little Gulf of Rapallo, not far from Genoa, and between Chiavari and Cape Porto Fino.
In the year 1685, the state of Genoa having offended Louis XIV.
But I didn't want to go further than Genoa, for by this time my Italian would wash, so I chose the old Norddeutscher Lloyd, and had an excellent voyage in one of the boats slung in-board over the bridge.
Civita Vecchia, Leghorn, Porto Fino, Genoa, Cornice, Off Nice
They carry caviare and certain very noble spices from the Levant aboard of ships from Genoa," quoth Sir Oliver.
The king, however, having acquired Lombardy, regained at once the authority which Charles had lost: Genoa yielded; the Florentines became his friends; the Marquess of Mantua, the Duke of Ferrara, the Bentivogli, my lady of Forli, the Lords of Faenza, of Pesaro, of Rimini, of Camerino, of Piombino, the Lucchese, the Pisans, the Sienese--everybody made advances to him to become his friend.
Our antiquaries abandon time for distance; our very fops glance from the binding to the bottom of the title-page, where the mystic characters which spell London, Paris, or Genoa, are precisely so many letters of recommendation.
Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.
She and her husband are going to Genoa, where they will embark in Lord Janeaway's yacht for a cruise in the Mediterranean.