HyperDic: italy

English > 1 sense of the word Italy:
NOUNlocationItaly, Italian Republic, Italiaa republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula
Italy > pronunciation
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > Italy: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsItalian Republic, Italia
Instance ofEuropean country, European nationAny one of the countries occupying the European continent
Member ofEuropean Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, EuropeAn international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation / cooperation among its members
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATOAn international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
MembersItalianA native or inhabitant of Italy
SabineA member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines north of Rome who were conquered and assimilated into the Roman state in 290 BC
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
PartsAbruzzi, Abruzzi e MoliseA mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic
Adige, River AdigeA river in northern Italy that flows southeast into the Adriatic Sea
Alps, the AlpsA large mountain system in south-central Europe
AnzioA town of central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea
ApenninesA mountain range extending the length of the Italian peninsula
Appian WayAn ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi
Arno, Arno River, River ArnoA river in central Italy rising in the Apennines and flowing through Florence and Pisa to the Ligurian Sea
Basilicata, LucaniaA region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian 'boot')
Bay of NaplesAn arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Naples
BolzanoAn Italian city in Trentino-Alto Adige near the Austrian border
Brenner PassAn Alpine mountain pass connecting Innsbruck in Austria with Bolzano in Italy that has long been a route for trade and for invasions
BresciaAn ancient Italian city in central Lombardy
BrindisiA port city in southeastern Apulia in Italy
CalabriaA region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian 'boot')
CampaniaA region of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea including the islands of Capri and Ischia
Dolomite AlpsAn eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone
Emilia-RomagnaA region of north central Italy on the Adriatic
EtruriaAn ancient country in central Italy
FerraraA city in northern Italy
Flaminian WayAn ancient Roman road in Italy built by Gaius Flaminius in 220 BC
Friuli-Venezia GiuliaA region in northeastern Italy
Herculaneumancient city
Italian PeninsulaA boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea
Latium, LazioAn ancient region of west central Italy (southeast of Rome) on the Tyrrhenian Sea
Liguriaregion of northwestern Italy on the Ligurian Sea
Lombardy, LombardiaA region of north central Italy bordering Switzerland
Marche, MarchesA region in central Italy
MatterhornA mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high)
MoliseA region of south central Italy
Mont Blanc, Monte BiancoThe highest mountain peak in the Alps
Papal StatesThe temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy)
Piedmont, PiemonteThe region of northwestern Italy
Po, Po RiverA European river
Pompeiiancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius
Puglia, ApuliaA region in southeastern Italy on the Adriatic
RivieraA coastal area between La Spezia in Italy and Cannes in France
Rome, Roma, Eternal City, Italian capital, capital of ItalyCapital and largest city of Italy
Sardinia, SardegnaThe Italian region on the island of Sardinia
SavoyA geographical region of historical importance
Sicily, SiciliaThe Italian region on the island of Sicily
Tivoli, TiburA town twenty miles to the east of Rome (Tibur is the ancient name)
Trentino-Alto AdigeA region of northeastern Italy bordering Austria
Tuscany, ToscanaA region in central Italy
Tyrol, TirolA picturesque mountainous province of western Austria and northern Italy
Tyrolean AlpsA popular tourist area in the Tyrol
UmbriaA mountainous region in central Italy
Valle D'AostaA region in northwestern Italy
Veneto, Venezia-Euganea, VenetiaA region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic
Vesuvius, Mount Vesuvius, Mt. VesuviusA volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast
Region ofBasilicata, LucaniaA region of southern Italy (forming the instep of the Italian 'boot')
CalabriaA region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian 'boot')
Cannaeancient city is southeastern Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 BC
Caporetto, battle of Caporettobattle of World War I (1917)
ItalianThe Romance language spoken in Italy
Lake Trasimenus, Battle of Lake TrasimenusA battle in 217 BC in which Hannibal ambushed a Roman army led by Flaminius
Magenta, Battle of MagentaA battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
MarengoA battle in 1800 in which the French under Napoleon Bonaparte won a great victory over the Austrians
Metaurus RiverA battle during the second Punic War (207 BC)
Ravenna, Battle of RavennaA battle between the French and an alliance of Spaniards and Swiss and Venetians in 1512
Red Brigades, Brigate Rosse, BRA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s
Revolutionary Proletarian Nucleus, Revolutionary Proletarian Initiative Nuclei, NIPRA clandestine group of leftist extremists who oppose Italy's labor policies and foreign policy
SalernoA battle in World War II
Solferino, battle of SolferinoAn indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
Trasimeno, battle of TrasimenoA battle in central Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans under Flaminius in 217 BC
al denteOf pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
aloha, ciaoAn acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian)
communeThe smallest administrative district of several European countries
grissinoA long slender crusty breadstick
polentaA thick mush made of cornmeal boiled in stock or water
spaghetti WesternA low-budget Western movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company
squid, calamari, calamary(Italian cuisine) squid prepared as food
SpanishItalia, Italy
CatalanItalia, Itàlia, República Italiana
AdjectivesItalianof or pertaining to or characteristic of Italy or its people or culture or language

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