a woman's loose gown worn as a robe or overdress in the early 18th century.
Other definitions for Mantua (2 of 2)
a city in E Lombardy, in N Italy: birthplace of Vergil.
- Italian Man·to·va [mahn-taw-vah]. /ˈmɑn tɔ vɑ/.
- Man·tu·an, adjective, noun
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How to use mantua in a sentence
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During the early months of 1797 he commanded a column at Bologna, and was present at the capitulation of mantua.
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In the following year he again distinguished himself at the second battle of Rivoli and at the siege of mantua.
After Castiglione he returned to his task round mantua and gallantly repulsed all sorties.
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British Dictionary definitions for mantua (1 of 2)
a loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries, worn open in front to show the underskirt
British Dictionary definitions for Mantua (2 of 2)
a city in N Italy, in E Lombardy, surrounded by lakes: birthplace of Virgil. Pop: 47 790 (2001): Italian name: Mantova
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