• synonyms


  1. a city in NE Spain: city walls and 14th-century cathedral; often besieged, in particular by the French (1809). Pop: 81 220 (2003 est)Catalan name: Girona Ancient name: Gerunda (dʒəˈruːndə)
Show More
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

Examples from the Web for gerona

Historical Examples

  • See how the people fought at Saragossa, and since then at Gerona, and many other places.

    Under Wellington's Command

    G. A. Henty

  • The most important holdings were those of the bishop of Gerona.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • So ancient is Gerona that its early history is lost in the mist of ages.

    Cathedral Cities of Spain

    William Wiehe Collins

  • Gerona, the key of Catalonia in Spain, surrendered to the French.

  • Gerona in Spain surrendered to the French after a siege of six months.