[tree-est; Italian tree-es-te]


a seaport in NE Italy, on the Gulf of Trieste.
Free Territory of, an area bordering the N Adriatic: originally a part of Italy; designated a free territory by the UN 1947; N zone, including the city of Trieste, 86 sq. mi. (223 sq. km) administered by the U.S. and Great Britain from 1947 until it was turned over to Italy in 1954; S zone 199 sq. mi. (515 sq. km) incorporated into Yugoslavia; now part of Slovenia.
Gulf of, an inlet at the N end of the Adriatic, in NE Italy. 20 miles (32 km) wide. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • The agents in London, Trieste, and Mombasa were each paid £800 per annum.


    Theodor Hertzka

  • This was practically the last Italian effort during 1916 to reach Trieste.

  • It was late at night when I reached Trieste, and I left it at daybreak.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • The market-place at Trieste lay in a blaze of colour under the June sunlight.

    An Old Meerschaum

    David Christie Murray

  • There was nothing for it but to go on to Trieste and to take boat to Constantinople.


    David Christie Murray

British Dictionary definitions for trieste



a port in NE Italy, capital of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, on the Gulf of Trieste at the head of the Adriatic Sea: under Austrian rule (1382–1918); capital of the Free Territory of Trieste (1947–54); important transit port for central Europe. Pop: 211 184 (2001)Slovene and Croatian name: Trst
Free Territory of Trieste a former territory on the N Adriatic: established by the UN in 1947; most of the N part passed to Italy and the remainder to Yugoslavia in 1954
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