[ muh-jawr-ee, -johr-ee; Italian mahd-jaw-re ]

  1. Lake, a lake in N Italy and S Switzerland. 83 sq. mi. (215 sq. km).

Words Nearby Maggiore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Maggiore in a sentence

  • Clarissa in her villa on Lake Maggiore was bored, so she wrote to Nancy to come and stay with her.

    The Devourers | Annie Vivanti Chartres
  • Arona, an ancient Italian town near the south extremity of Lago Maggiore.

  • Maria Maggiore in what was then a lonely and dangerous neighbourhood, though not very far from the Lateran Church and palace.

    The Makers of Modern Rome | Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Its chief open square is the Piazza Maggiore, as fine an old Italian square as can be found anywhere.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy | William Wiehe Collins
  • Thence a branch line would take me to Locarno and into touch with the steamboat service on Lake Maggiore.

    The Passenger from Calais | Arthur Griffiths

British Dictionary definitions for Maggiore


/ (ˌmædʒɪˈɔːrɪ, Italian madˈdʒore) /

  1. Lake Maggiore a lake in N Italy and S Switzerland, in the S Lepontine Alps

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