- a city in NW Italy, on the Po: capital of the Kingdom of Italy 1860–65.
- a large island in the Mediterranean, W of Italy: with small nearby islands it comprises a department of Italy. 9301 sq. mi. (24,090 sq. km).
- a former kingdom 1720–1860, including this island and Savoy, Piedmont, and Genoa (after 1815) in NW Italy: ruled by the House of Savoy. Capital: Turin.
Examples from the Web for turin
Authorities blame anarchists protesting a proposed high-speed rail line called TAV that will link Turin and Lyon, France.Italy’s Terror on the Tracks
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 28, 2014
This time, he hung them in his kitchen above the same table he had moved from Turin.Italian Autoworker Discovers Stolen Masterpieces on His Kitchen Wall
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 10, 2014
From Turin, as Ligety continued his rise to success in the alpine ski world, he and Miller would interact more as peers.
Learning from Turin, he largely avoided the media all together.
Part of his Turin unraveling was that Miller clearly did not go in with the Olympic spirit he brought to Salt Lake City.
He had been travelling from Rome to Turin or Paris—he had forgotten which.Casanova's Homecoming
Again wounded, he came back to Turin in almost a dying condition.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
She has resisted the attacks of the best strategists in Turin.
The Corticelli was as gentle as a lamb, and left me as we got into Turin.
In the year I had seen her at Avignon she had gone to Turin with her father.
- a city in NW Italy, capital of Piedmont region, on the River Po: became capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1720; first capital (1861–65) of united Italy; university (1405); a major industrial centre, producing most of Italy's cars. Pop: 865 263 (2001)Italian name: Torino
- the second-largest island in the Mediterranean: forms, with offshore islands, an administrative region of Italy; ceded to Savoy by Austria in 1720 in exchange for Sicily and formed the Kingdom of Sardinia with Piedmont; became part of Italy in 1861. Capital: Cagliari. Pop: 1 637 639 (2003 est). Area: 24 089 sq km (9301 sq miles)Italian name: Sardegna
Word Origin and History for turin
large island west of Italy, Latin, from Greek Sardo; perhaps named for the local Iberian people who settled there; the original form and meaning of the name is lost. A Punic (Phoenician) stelle from 7c. B.C.E. refers to it as Shardan. The oblique cases are sometimes Sardonos, etc., as if from *Sardon. Related: Sardinian.