Rome

[ rohm ]
/ roʊm /

noun

Definition for rome (2 of 2)

Italy

[ it-l-ee ]
/ ˈɪt l i /

noun

a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870–1946. 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Capital: Rome.
Italian Italia.
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British Dictionary definitions for rome (1 of 2)

Rome

/ (rəʊm) /

noun

the capital of Italy, on the River Tiber: includes the independent state of the Vatican City; traditionally founded by Romulus on the Palatine Hill in 753 bc, later spreading to six other hills east of the Tiber; capital of the Roman Empire; a great cultural and artistic centre, esp during the Renaissance. Pop: 2 546 804 (2001)Italian name: Roma
the Roman Empire
the Roman Catholic Church or Roman Catholicism

British Dictionary definitions for rome (2 of 2)

Italy

/ (ˈɪtəlɪ) /

noun

a republic in S Europe, occupying a peninsula in the Mediterranean between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic Seas, with the islands of Sardinia and Sicily to the west: first united under the Romans but became fragmented into numerous political units in the Middle Ages; united kingdom proclaimed in 1861; under the dictatorship of Mussolini (1922–43); became a republic in 1946; a member of the European Union. It is generally mountainous, with the Alps in the north and the Apennines running the length of the peninsula. Official language: Italian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Rome. Pop: 61 482 297 (2013 est) Area: 301 247 sq km (116 312 sq miles)Italian name: Italia
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Culture definitions for rome (1 of 2)

Rome


Capital of Italy, largest city in the country, and seat of the Roman Catholic Church (see Vatican City State; see also Vatican), located on the Tiber River in west-central Italy. Rome is one of the world's great centers of history, art, architecture, and religion.

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Rome was the capital of the Roman Republic (fourth century to first century b.c.) and the Roman Empire (first century b.c. to fifth century a.d.), whose domains, at their height, spread from Great Britain to present-day Iran and included all the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.

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In a.d. 800, Rome again became associated with imperial power when Charlemagne was crowned there as the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Rome was proclaimed capital of Italy in 1871, after Italian forces took control of the city from the pope.

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It is called the “Eternal City.”

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All roads lead to Rome” is a well-known proverb.

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Ancient Rome is often referred to as the “City of Seven Hills” because it was built on seven hills surrounded by a line of fortifications.

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Its landmarks include the Colosseum, the Appian Way, the Pantheon, the Forum, the Arch of Constantine, and Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Culture definitions for rome (2 of 2)

Italy


Republic in southern Europe, jutting into the Mediterranean Sea as a boot-shaped peninsula, surrounded on the east, south, and west by arms of the Mediterranean, and bordered to the northwest by France, to the north by Switzerland and Austria, and to the northeast by Yugoslavia. The country includes the large islands of Sicily and Sardinia, as well as many smaller islands, such as Capri. Its capital and largest city is Rome.

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Italy was the core of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire from the fourth century b.c. to the fifth century a.d.

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Beginning in the fourteenth century, the Italian Renaissance brought Europe out of the Middle Ages with its outstanding contributions to the arts. To this day, Italy continues to be associated with great artistic achievement and is home to countless masterpieces.

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Under the fascist leadership of Benito Mussolini (see fascism), Italy began colonization in Africa and entered a military alliance with Germany and Japan. These countries were known as the Axis powers in World War II.

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Italy has been a member of NATO since 1949.

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Italian cooking, featuring pasta, has become a staple of the American diet.
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Idioms and Phrases with rome

Rome


In addition to the idiom beginning with Rome

  • Rome wasn't built in a day

also see:

  • all roads lead to Rome
  • fiddle while Rome burns
  • when in Rome do as the Romans do
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