Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[ah-yaht-chaw] /ɑˈyɑt tʃɔ/
a seaport in and the capital of Corsica: the birthplace of Napoleon I.


[kawr-si-kuh] /ˈkɔr sɪ kə/
an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km).
Capital: Ajaccio.
French Corse.
Related forms
Corsican, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Ajaccio
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • But ever after he was an acknowledged leader of the boys of Ajaccio.

  • Yet for all that, the hospitality of her little home in Ajaccio was lavish and famous.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • He was arrested, tried in Ajaccio, and acquitted by a sympathetic judge.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • She wore the muslin gown in which she had been dressed that last day at Ajaccio.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • In Ajaccio the family of the Bonapartes had been settled for more than a century.

    The Empress Josephine Louise Muhlbach
  • No place could have looked fairer than did Ajaccio on our first view of it.

  • These are the tombs of all the principal families of Ajaccio.

  • He was born in Ajaccio, of Greek colonists who derive their name from Ajax.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • Ajaccio and St. Helena dispense with comment, says Talleyrand.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for Ajaccio


/əˈdʒætsɪˌəʊ; -ˈdʒeɪ-/
the capital of Corsica, a port on the W coast. Pop: 52 880 (1999)


an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles) French name Corse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Ajaccio in Culture

Corsica definition

Island in the Mediterranean Sea; part of France, lying southeast of the French mainland, north of Sardinia, and west of Italy.

Note: Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for ajaccio

Word Value for Ajaccio

Scrabble Words With Friends