a small republic in E Italy: the oldest independent country in Europe. 38 sq. mi. (98 sq. km). Capital: San Marino.
a town in and the capital of this republic.
a city in SW California.
- San Mar·i·nese [mar-uh-neez, -nees], /ˌmær əˈniz, -ˈnis/, noun, adjective
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How to use San Marino in a sentence
Unlike the cities of Italy, San Marino is early to bed: at half-past eight the streets are silent and deserted.
San Marino itself has not much to offer to the stranger within its gates.
San Marino was a true Nephelococcygia, on the afternoon we drove to it from Rimini.
A window contributed by San Marino, and showing that the prevalent type in the little republic is more useful than ornamental; 4.
Jan. 8—Government charges that San Marino has been encouraging espionage by its wireless station.Current History, A Monthly Magazine | New York Times
British Dictionary definitions for San Marino
a republic in S central Europe in the Apennines, forming an enclave in Italy: the smallest republic in Europe, according to tradition founded by St Marinus in the 4th century. Official language: Italian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: San Marino. Pop: 32 448 (2013 est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
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