[ ney-puhlz ]

  1. Italian Na·po·li [nah-paw-lee] /ˈnɑ pɔ li/ . a seaport in southwestern Italy.

  2. Bay of Naples, Italian Gol·fo di Na·po·li [gawl-faw dee nah-paw-lee] /ˈgɔl fɔ di ˈnɑ pɔ li/ . a bay in southwestern Italy: Naples located here. 22 miles (35 km) long.

  1. a town in southern Florida.

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British Dictionary definitions for Naples


/ (ˈneɪpəlz) /

  1. a port in SW Italy, capital of Campania region, on the Bay of Naples: the third largest city in the country; founded by Greeks in the 6th century bc; incorporated into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1140 and its capital (1282–1503); university (1224). Pop: 1 004 500 (2001): Ancient name: Neapolis Italian name: Napoli Related adjective: Neapolitan

  2. Bay of Naples an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the SW coast of Italy

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Cultural definitions for Naples


City in southwestern Italy; a major seaport and commercial, industrial, and tourist center.

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