[tree-est; Italian tree-es-te]
- a seaport in NE Italy, on the Gulf of Trieste.
- Free Territory of, an area bordering the N Adriatic: originally a part of Italy; designated a free territory by the UN 1947; N zone, including the city of Trieste, 86 sq. mi. (223 sq. km) administered by the U.S. and Great Britain from 1947 until it was turned over to Italy in 1954; S zone 199 sq. mi. (515 sq. km) incorporated into Yugoslavia; now part of Slovenia.
- Gulf of, an inlet at the N end of the Adriatic, in NE Italy. 20 miles (32 km) wide.
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Examples from the Web for trieste
Da Libero is one of the very few early twentieth-century osterie left in Trieste.
When the absinthe arrives at our table, I finally accept just how cold the real James Joyce trail in Trieste really is.
If one could find remnants of the real, human James Joyce anywhere, it would be here, I thought, in Trieste.
The trail of the Trieste that Joyce grew to love has gone cold.
Of the approximately 40 to 45 bordellos [in Trieste],” Eric says, “14 were located in the Jewish ghetto.
The agents in London, Trieste, and Mombasa were each paid £800 per annum.Freeland
This was practically the last Italian effort during 1916 to reach Trieste.
It was late at night when I reached Trieste, and I left it at daybreak.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
The market-place at Trieste lay in a blaze of colour under the June sunlight.An Old Meerschaum
David Christie Murray
There was nothing for it but to go on to Trieste and to take boat to Constantinople.Recollections
David Christie Murray
- a port in NE Italy, capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, on the Gulf of Trieste at the head of the Adriatic Sea: under Austrian rule (1382–1918); capital of the Free Territory of Trieste (1947–54); important transit port for central Europe. Pop: 211 184 (2001)Slovene and Croatian name: Trst
- Free Territory of Trieste a former territory on the N Adriatic: established by the UN in 1947; most of the N part passed to Italy and the remainder to Yugoslavia in 1954
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