- Italian Firenze. a city in central Italy, on the Arno River: capital of the former grand duchy of Tuscany.
- a city in NW Alabama, on the Tennessee River.
- a city in E South Carolina.
- a town in N Kentucky.
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “flowery.”
Examples from the Web for florence
Arthur Acton decided to go into business with a neighbor in Florence, Bernard Berenson.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU
November 10, 2014
According to Hales, Florence was a town ruled by and for men.The Life of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, the (Most Likely) Real 'Mona Lisa'
August 9, 2014
The next morning, guests boarded private jets to Florence for the ceremony at the Forte di Belvedere, rented for a cool $400,000.Which of Kim Kardashian’s Weddings Was More Ridiculous?
May 27, 2014
They will reportedly take a smaller group of friends to another villa outside Florence to continue the celebrations on Sunday.
The money will go to fund several restoration projects in Florence.
No wonder Florence has a hard time of it; but isn't it wretched of me to gossip?
And that poor little Florence Akemit, isn't it too bad about her.
Slowly and reluctantly I yielded to the fascinations of Florence Lascelles.
He woke from them to think of his youth, his hopes, of Florence, of revenge!
I discovered that he came to Florence just as I was leaving it.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
- a city in central Italy, on the River Arno in Tuscany: became an independent republic in the 14th century; under Austrian and other rule intermittently from 1737 to 1859; capital of Italy 1865–70. It was the major cultural and artistic centre of the Renaissance and is still one of the world's chief art centres. Pop: 356 118 (2001)Ancient name: Florentia (flɒˈrɛntsɪə, -ˈrɛntɪə) Italian name: Firenze
Word Origin and History for florence
fem. proper name, from Latin Florentia, fem. of Florentius, literally "blooming," from florens (genitive florentis), present participle of florere "to flower" (see flourish).
The c.1700 "Dictionary of the Canting Crew" defines Florence as a slang word for "a Wench that is touz'd and ruffled." This was also the Italian city name (Roman Colonia Florentia, "flowering colony," either literal or figurative), which became Old Italian Fiorenze, in modern Italian Firenze.
City in central Italy on the Arno River.