Related formsLu·si·ta·ni·an, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for lusitania
She enjoys the first of her new supply while murmuring "how dreadful" while reading at breakfast of the sinking of the Lusitania.
It was the capital of Lusitania, and was called Emerita Augusta, from the first word of which title comes the present name.
The statement appearing in some newspapers that the Lusitania was armed is wholly false.
The Lusitania went down; the Great Republic merely quivered.The Moonlit Way|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for lusitania
Culture definitions for lusitania
A British passenger ship sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1915. Germany, then at war with Britain but not with the United States (see World War I), had warned Americans against traveling on the ship. More than a hundred Americans died in the sinking. The incident worsened relations between Germany and the United States and encouraged American involvement in the war.