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[pee-zuh; Italian pee-zah]
  1. a city in NW Italy, on the Arno River: leaning tower.
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Related formsPi·san, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of pisa

  • Full of this idea I called on Therese and found she was at Pisa.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The insight of Galileo of Pisa revealed to it the truth of its laws of being.

  • He was present at the Council of Pisa as well as of Constance.

  • In the prison Marco had a companion in misfortune, the author Rusticiano from Pisa.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • He opened the portfolio; it contained views of the Campo Santo at Pisa.

    Loss and Gain

    John Henry Newman

British Dictionary definitions for pisa


  1. a city in Tuscany, NW Italy, near the mouth of the River Arno: flourishing maritime republic (11th–12th centuries), contains a university (1343), a cathedral (1063), and the Leaning Tower (begun in 1174 and about 5 m (17 ft) from perpendicular); tourism. Pop: 89 694 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for pisa


Italian city, from Etruscan, of uncertain meaning. Related: Pisan.

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