- a city in and the capital of Vienne, in W France: Roman ruins; battles a.d. 507, 732, 1356.
- a city in SE France, on the Rhone River, S of Lyons: Roman ruins.
- a department in W France. 2720 sq. mi. (7045 sq. km). Capital: Poitiers.
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Examples from the Web for poitiers
It so happened that the Bishop of Poitiers was in his diocese at the time.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
It need scarcely be said that the Crescent referred to Diana of Poitiers.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Henry Martyn Baird
It is out of the question for us to think of returning to Poitiers.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
There is also glass of much the same sort at Poitiers, Bourges, and Rheims.The Story of Glass
Sara Ware Bassett
Much of old Poitiers has been destroyed; and new Poitiers is by no means beautiful.Barn and the Pyrenees
Louisa Stuart Costello
- a city in S central France: capital of the former province of Poitou until 1790; scene of the battle (1356) in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French; university (1432). Pop: 83 448 (1999)
- a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Poitiers. Pop: 402 555 (2003 est). Area: 7044 sq km (2747 sq miles)
- a town in SE France, on the River Rhône: extensive Roman remainsAncient name: Vienna
- a river in SW central France, flowing west and north to the Loire below Chinon. Length: over 350 km (200 miles)