- a plateau between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains, including parts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.
- Italian Piemonte. a region in NW Italy. 4,540,822; 11,335 sq. mi. (29,360 sq. km).
- a city in W California, near Oakland.
- (lowercase) a district lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
- (lowercase) lying along or near the foot of a mountain range.
Origin of Piedmont
Examples from the Web for piedmont
Born in Laurens, S.C., in 1896, Davis grew up playing on the streets of towns and cities across the Piedmont South.Blues Musicians in Unmarked Graves Are Finally Getting Some Respect
January 12, 2014
Boyd is tall and thickly muscled and speaks softly in a Piedmont drawl.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
Lady, who owned a multi-million dollar villa in Piedmont, had planned on retiring in Italy.CIA Agent Robert Seldon Lady: Italy’s Most Wanted
Barbie Latza Nadeau
July 19, 2013
Much like the Landon debacle, media coverage of Piedmont has primarily focused on the “unknowing” girls who were targeted.‘Fantasy Slut League’: Earning Points for Sexual Encounters in High School
October 26, 2012
The law code of the Kingdom of Naples was abolished and replaced by the laws of Piedmont.David Frum's Book Club: The Pursuit of Italy
March 17, 2012
They thought at first of marrying her to the Prince of Piedmont.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete
Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
Fourth, a town in Piedmont, once an ancient Roman settlement.
Mr. Grady was one of the promoters of the Piedmont Exposition.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
The western half of this great valley is Piedmont; the eastern is Lombardy.
So with the whole country except Piedmont, and perhaps Genoa and Venice.
- (prenominal) (of glaciers, plains, etc) formed or situated at the foot of a mountain or mountain range
- a region of NW Italy: consists of the upper Po Valley; mainly agricultural. Chief town: Turin. Pop: 4 231 334 (2003 est). Area: 25 399 sq km (9807 sq miles)Italian name: Piemonte
- a low plateau of the eastern US, between the coastal plain and the Appalachian Mountains
Word Origin and History for piedmont
name given to the fertile upland region along the eastern slope of the Appalachians, 1755, originally piemont, from Italian Piemonte, literally "mountain foot," name of the region at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy (see Piedmont). With -d- added by 1855. Applied to similar features of other mountain ranges by 1860.
- An area of land, glacier, or other feature formed or lying at the foot of a mountain or mountain range.