- a city in central New York.
- Italian Siracusa. a seaport in SE Sicily: ancient city founded by the Carthaginians 734 b.c.; battles 413 b.c., 212 b.c.
Examples from the Web for syracuse
He would get me little gigs at bars or restaurants in Syracuse, and I would perform and sing for my meal.Is Nick Ziobro the Next Frank Sinatra?
July 19, 2014
It occurred when he became a full professor with tenure at Syracuse University.D.C.’s Conservative Guru Finds His Inner Hippie
June 27, 2014
For a moment, Tiffany imagines her two friends doing something slightly wicked, like joy-riding around Syracuse.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
I do see a matchup of Syracuse and Florida coming out of there.ESPN’s Bracket Champion Shares His March Madness Secrets
March 18, 2014
The Panthers lost games on heartbreaking last-second shots by Syracuse, Virginia, and Cincinnati.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced
March 16, 2014
As to the supposed danger from the ambition of Syracuse, that was mere idle talk.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
During the return to Syracuse, the chances of falling in with them were become fewer.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
The Universities of Syracuse and Rochester are co-educational.
Such was the end of the attempt at storming Syracuse by sea.
When seventeen he went to Syracuse and entered a grocery house.Hidden Treasures
Harry A. Lewis
- (ˈsaɪrəˌkjuːz) a port in SW Italy, in SE Sicily on the Ionian Sea: founded in 734 bc by Greeks from Corinth and taken by the Romans in 212 bc, after a siege of three years. Pop: 123 657 (2001)Italian name: Siracusa
- (ˈsɪrəˌkjuːs) a city in central New York State, on Lake Onondaga: site of the capital of the Iroquois Indian federation. Pop: 144 001 (2003 est)
Word Origin and History for syracuse
city in Sicily, founded as a Corinthian colony, 8c. B.C.E., from a pre-Hellenic word, perhaps Phoenician serah "to feel ill," in reference to its location near a swamp. The city in New York, U.S., was named 1825 for the classical city.