Origin of geneva
- a city in and the capital of the canton of Geneva, in SW Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva: seat of the League of Nations 1920–46.
- a canton in SW Switzerland. 109 sq. mi. (282 sq. km).
- Lake of. Also called Lake Leman. a lake between SW Switzerland and France. 45 miles (72 km) long; 225 sq. mi. (583 sq. km).
- a city in central New York.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for geneva
Experts pointed us to identical passages in each of the four Geneva treaties, known as "Common Article 3."Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Dec. 14
December 14, 2014
Outposts budded in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Geneva, and various other burgs, including, yes, Amsterdam.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl
September 22, 2014
To break up the trip to Zaire, the two stopped in Geneva to meet with leaders at the World Health Organization.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
“We follow the Geneva Convention, just like any country,” said Sabin Hadad, spokesperson for the Israeli Interior Ministry.Gay Palestinians In Israel: The 'Invisible Men'
August 13, 2014
On June 5, a highway worker cutting an overgrown patch along a road in Geneva, Wisconsin, came upon a pair of discarded suitcases.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases
June 30, 2014
Within a few hours we three were at the seat of the World Government at Geneva.City of Endless Night
She promised to write to us to Geneva, as we were returning there.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
In Geneva cats prowl about the streets like dogs at Constantinople.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
He has a fine Geneva watch, but he fails of the skill to tell the hour by the sun.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Directly you heard that I was in Geneva, before even seeing me?Under Western Eyes
- a city in SW Switzerland, in the Rhône valley on Lake Geneva: centre of Calvinism; headquarters of the International Red Cross (1864), the International Labour Office (1925), the League of Nations (1929–46), the World Health Organization, and the European office of the United Nations; banking centre. Pop: 177 500 (2002 est)
- a canton in SW Switzerland. Capital: Geneva. Pop: 419 300 (2002 est). Area: 282 sq km (109 sq miles)French name: Genève German name: Genf
- Lake Geneva a lake between SW Switzerland and E France: fed and drained by the River Rhône, it is the largest of the Alpine lakes; the surface is subject to considerable changes of level. Area: 580 sq km (224 sq miles)French name: Lac Léman German name: Genfersee
Word Origin and History for geneva
city in Switzerland, from Latin Genava, perhaps from a PIE root meaning "estuary" or one meaning "bend;" in either case a reference to its situation. The city was the headquarters of the League of Nations from 1920. The original Geneva Convention to introduce humanitarian conduct in modern warfare dates from 1864; the most recent update was in 1949. The Geneva Protocol is a League of Nations document meant to settle international disputes; it dates from 1924. Earlier the city was associated with Calvinism. Meaning "gin" is from 1706 (see gin (n.1)).