- a large jib for cruising and racing yachts, overlapping the mainsail.
Origin of genoa
- a seaport in NW Italy, S of Milan.
Examples from the Web for genoa
Columbus, while opening the door for Spain, was from Genoa, so celebrating him confuses this part of U.S. history.Keep the Holiday, Lose Columbus
October 13, 2014
Jerry aside, who on the ACN team bears the most responsibility for the “Genoa” screw-up?
What is the whole “Genoa” storyline based on, or is that just something Aaron cooked up?
As the season unfolds, at least over the first four episodes, the Genoa and Romney storylines come to dominate the narrative.‘The Newsroom’ Season 2 Premiere: How Aaron Sorkin Saved the HBO Drama
July 15, 2013
At first the piece feels like a straight-ish documentary, about rioters at the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, in July 2011.Bernadette Corporation: Mutating Art Collective Succeeds in the Avant Garde
September 7, 2012
He may have tried to get his native city, Genoa, to help him.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
Genoa was appealed to again, then the appeal was made to Venice.
Never was Genoa in a gayer humor, nor could the day have been more propitious.
The face of the statue follows the Genoa model, and the statue was cast at Munich.
Genoa said that "his merit lay not in having been elected, but in having been desired."The Life of Cesare Borgia
- yachting a large triangular jib sail, often with a foot that extends as far aft as the clew of the mainsailAlso called: genoa jib Sometimes shortened to: genny, jenny
- 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
Word Origin and History for genoa
city in Italy, Italian Genova, from Latin Genua, perhaps from a PIE root meaning "curve, bend," which means it could be a cognate of Geneva. Other theories hold it to be perhaps from janua "gate," or in reference to the Italic god Janus. Adjective forms in English included Middle English Genoway (also in plural, Janeways), c.1400, from Old French Genoveis, from Italian Genovese. In later English, Genoese is from 1550s; Genovese from c.1600.