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Venice

[ ven-is ]

noun

  1. Italian Venezia. a seaport in NE Italy, built on numerous small islands in the Lagoon of Venice.
  2. Gulf of, the N arm of the Adriatic Sea.
  3. a town in SW Florida.


Venice

/ ˈvɛnɪs /

noun

  1. a port in NE Italy, capital of Veneto region, built on over 100 islands and mud flats in the Lagoon of Venice (an inlet of the Gulf of Venice at the head of the Adriatic): united under the first doge in 697 ad ; became an independent republic and a great commercial and maritime power, defeating Genoa, the greatest rival, in 1380; contains the Grand Canal and about 170 smaller canals, providing waterways for city transport. Pop: 271 073 (2001) Italian nameVenezia Venetian


Venice

  1. City in northeastern Italy , built on 118 islets within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice, an arm of the Adriatic Sea .


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Notes

The city houses the famous paintings of such Venetian masters as Titian , Tintoretto, and Paolo Veronese.
Some of the city's landmarks are Saint Mark's Square, on which sits the Basilica of Saint Mark, the Bell Tower, the Palace of the Doges (the former rulers of the city), and the Academy of Fine Arts .
Venice was sinking an average of one-fifth of an inch yearly until the middle 1970s, when the government restricted use of water from the city's underground wells.
Instead of streets, Venice has canals, the Grand Canal serving as its main canal. People use gondolas and other boats to move about the city.
Venice was governed as a republic for hundreds of years and long dominated trade between Europe and the Middle East .
Venice is a tourist, commercial, and industrial center and one of Italy's major ports.

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Example Sentences

Some people auctioned beach-house stays and trips to Venice.

The previous November, Venice experienced record floods, causing over €1 billion worth of property damage.

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Cardin was born on July 7, 1922, in a small town near Venice, Italy, to a modest, working-class family.

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Headquartered in Venice, California the company was founded in 2017.

Entire cities — including Venice — and historic buildings such as Australia’s Sydney Opera House are also in harm’s way.

By the way, I saw Good Kill at Venice and really enjoyed it.

[Me and George] met at the Venice Film Festival years ago, and sort of tore the place up.

Over the past few days, photos have trickled out showing the happy couple and their guests zipping around Venice on posh boats.

The Hollywood and over-the-top nuptials were a rare bit of good news for the world—and even for the striking workers of Venice.

At some point tomorrow, the wedding party will have ended and life will go back to normal for the couple—and Venice.

Venice is a City of the Past, and wears her faded yet queenly robes more gracefully by night than by day.

At six o'clock I felt once more the welcome motion of a Railroad car, and at eight was in Venice.

Bonaparte invaded Venice pretending that the Venetians had illtreated the French.

Bonaparte took possession of Venice, boasting an independence of fourteen centuries.

Revolution in Venice, and a democratic government formed under the direction of the French general Angereau.

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