[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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  • He traced him to Venice, to Trieste, up the mountains as far as Blomau.

  • A ship, laden with grain, lies in the harbor of Trieste with papers ready to set sail at once for Genoa.

  • At Cairo he gave his work the finishing touches, and on his return to Trieste in May it was ready for the press.

  • The eve of their arrival at Messina, he discharged one more duty by telling Hicks that he had better come on to Trieste with them.

    The Lady of the Aroostook

    William Dean Howells

  • He went to Trieste lately to get a job on the three frigates which the Sultan had ordered to be built there.

    Venetian Life

    William Dean Howells

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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