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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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Examples from the Web for pisan

Historical Examples

  • This clever monk initiated me into all the charms of Pisan society.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • How are we to manage the war with those obstinate Pisan rebels?


    George Eliot

  • Nicolo the Pisan: Nicolo Pisano, architect and sculptor, b. ab.

  • With Giudice fell the last remains of Pisan ascendency in Corsica.

  • But of this second siege it is only a Pisan commentator that speaks.

British Dictionary definitions for pisan


  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 pisan


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

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