[av-uh n-tahyn, -tin]


one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.


of or relating to the Aventine.

Origin of Aventine

1615–25; < Latin Aventīnus (mōns) the Aventine (hill)
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Contemporary Examples of aventine

  • The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week.

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    Wesley Clark's Folly

    Robert Bryce

    April 15, 2009

Historical Examples of aventine

  • Tarry here a few minutes, it is but half-way up the Aventine.


    Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • This gave a splendour and a largeness of living to the home on the Aventine.

    The Makers of Modern Rome

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

  • Her temple stood on the northeastern slope of the Aventine Hill.

  • The gilded boudoirs of the Aventine not unfrequently rang with shrieks.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • They are Jewish tent-makers, and they live on the Aventine; but they left Rome recently.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

British Dictionary definitions for aventine



one of the seven hills on which Rome was built
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