a Greek island, off the W coast of Greece: southernmost of the Ionian Islands. 157 sq. mi. (407 sq. km).
a seaport on and the capital of this island.
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How to use Zante in a sentence
I became alarmed for his safety, and earnestly begged him to try a change of air and scene at Zante.Byron | Richard Edgcumbe
At sunset I lighted the fires, and, as soon as steam was up, steered for the passage between Zante and the Morea.
I do myself the honour of enclosing for your perusal two different extracts from public papers sent me lately from Zante.
The wind freshening much in a contrary direction, I found myself about ten miles to the southward of Zante in the morning.
The town of Zante is very long; the main street has piazzas on each side for a considerable distance.Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel | John Yeardley
British Dictionary definitions for Zante
an island in the Ionian Sea, off the W coast of Greece: southernmost of the Ionian Islands; traditionally belonged to Ulysses, king of Ithaca. Pop: 38 957 (2001). Area: 402 sq km (155 sq miles): Latin name: Zacynthus Ancient Greek name: Zakynthos (zəˈkuːnθɒs) Modern Greek name: Zákinthos
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