a republic in southern Europe, comprising a peninsula south of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870–1946. 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Capital: Rome.
- Italian I·ta·lia [ee-tah-lyah] /iˈtɑ lyɑ/ .
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Italy in a sentence
We do see that a few European countries have them on the books: Germany, Poland, Italy, Ireland, a couple more.
From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.
In 2014, 170,000 people came to Italy from places like Eritrea and Syria.
Undeterred by the snub in November, and denied a visa to Italy, Agca made plans for clandestine travel to Vatican City.
The would-be pope killer loves to be in front of the cameras, and the press in Italy is happy to oblige.
There are many more good dwellings on this plain than in the rural portion of Lower Italy.
I leave Italy with a less sanguine hope of her speedy liberation than I brought into it.
I have not heard of a case of any one being personally insulted by an Austrian since I have been in Italy.
The habitations of the poor are less wretched than those of Italy, but not equal to those of the fertile portion of Switzerland.
Meanwhile he addressed an order of the day to his army, stating that the Neapolitan troops should only be employed in Italy.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for Italy
a republic in S Europe, occupying a peninsula in the Mediterranean between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic Seas, with the islands of Sardinia and Sicily to the west: first united under the Romans but became fragmented into numerous political units in the Middle Ages; united kingdom proclaimed in 1861; under the dictatorship of Mussolini (1922–43); became a republic in 1946; a member of the European Union. It is generally mountainous, with the Alps in the north and the Apennines running the length of the peninsula. Official language: Italian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Rome. Pop: 61 482 297 (2013 est) Area: 301 247 sq km (116 312 sq miles): Italian name: Italia
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
Cultural definitions for Italy
Republic in southern Europe, jutting into the Mediterranean Sea as a boot-shaped peninsula, surrounded on the east, south, and west by arms of the Mediterranean, and bordered to the northwest by France, to the north by Switzerland and Austria, and to the northeast by Yugoslavia. The country includes the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia, as well as many smaller islands, such as Capri. Its capital and largest city is Rome.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.