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 (pē′zə, -zä)
A city of western Italy on the Arno River near the Tyrrhenian Sea. An important Etruscan town, it developed into a powerful maritime republic in the 9th to 11th centuries but was crushed by Genoa in 1284. Florence controlled the city after 1406. The campanile of its cathedral, built 1173-c. 1350, is the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Pi′san adj. & n.


(ˈpiːzə; Italian ˈpiːsa)
(Placename) a city in Tuscany, NW Italy, near the mouth of the River Arno: flourishing maritime republic (11th–12th centuries), contains a university (1343), a cathedral (1063), and the Leaning Tower (begun in 1174 and about 5 m (17 ft) from perpendicular); tourism. Pop: 89 694 (2001)


(ˈpi zə, -zɑ)

a city in NW Italy, on the Arno River: leaning tower. 103,527.
Pi′san, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pisa - a city in TuscanyPisa - a city in Tuscany; site of the famous Leaning Tower
Leaning Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa - a tall round marble campanile in Pisa that is not perpendicular; construction was begun in 1174
Toscana, Tuscany - a region in central Italy
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A Pisan antiquarian gave me an ancient tear-jug which he averred was full four thousand years old.
To be buried in such ground was regarded by the ancient Pisans as being more potent for salvation than many masses purchased of the church and the vowing of many candles to the Virgin.
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.
After months of surveillance, monitoring, and intelligence gathering, PDEA-12 cleared of any illegal drug activities the barangays of Bangilan, Bannawag, Buluan, Katidtuan, Kilagasan, Malamote, Malanduague, Nangaan, Osias, Upper Paatan, Pisan, Salapungan, Sanggadong, Simbuhay, Simone, and Tamped.
Among their topics are recycling for eternity: the reuse of ancient sarcophagi by Pisan merchants 1200-1400, monuments for the tailors and merchant tailors of medieval London, tombs and the imago doctoris in cathedra in northern Italy about 1300-1364, remembering the dead and planning the afterlife in 15th-century Tuscany: the case of Cione di Ravi, commemoration through food: obits celebrated by the Franciscan nuns of late medieval Strasbourg, and the knight and the merchant: familial commemorative strategy in the wake of the Flemish revolts about 1482-92.
Guzman placed the initial damage to rice and corn at P32.5 million in the villages of Aringay, Pisan, Bangilan, Dagupan, Magatos, Kayaga, Cuyapon, Bannawag, Nangaan and Katidtuan.
Pisan - Sonya Remsh and Allen Pisan, of Glendale, a son.
And, most bizarrely of all, a passing reference in Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos--, Pound and Till were imprisoned together at the Disciplinary Training Center in Metato, north of Pisa, before Till was executed in July of 1945.