[ suh-goon-toh; Spanish sah-goon-taw ]

  1. a city in E Spain, N of Valencia: besieged by Hannibal 219–218 b.c.

  • Ancient Sa·gun·tum [suh-guhn-tuhm]. /səˈgʌn təm/.

Words Nearby Sagunto Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Sagunto in a sentence

  • This town is no longer in existence, but a small rancheria called Tilyrpan was founded in 1906 nearer to Sagunto.

    The Manbos of Mindano | John M. Garvan
  • When this ship crashed and filled and went down, the Sagunto was lying, after a terrible buffeting, within a safe harbor.

  • The dry fields off there near Sagunto reminded him of an inferno of drought, from which he fortunately had liberated himself.

    The Cabin | Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • And there was the castle of Sagunto, its wavy ramparts curling up and down along the summit of the ridge of caramel brown.

    Mayflower (Flor de mayo) | Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • When he first became acquainted with his wife, he was a millhand in the neighbourhood of Sagunto.

    The Cabin | Vicente Blasco Ibez

British Dictionary definitions for Sagunto


/ (Spanish saˈɣunto) /

  1. an industrial town in E Spain, near Valencia: allied to Rome and made a heroic resistance to the Carthaginian attack led by Hannibal (219–218 bc). Pop: 58 287 (2003 est): Ancient name: Saguntum (səˈɡuːntəm)

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