naples


noun

  1. Italian Napoli. a seaport in SW Italy.
  2. Bay of, Italian Gol·fo di Na·po·li [gawl-faw dee nah-paw-lee] /ˈgɔl fɔ di ˈnɑ pɔ li/. a bay in SW Italy: Naples located here. 22 miles (35 km) long.
  3. a town in S Florida.

noun

  1. a region in SW Italy. 5214 sq. mi. (13,505 sq. km). Capital: Naples.

noun

  1. a port in SW Italy, capital of Campania region, on the Bay of Naples: the third largest city in the country; founded by Greeks in the 6th century bc; incorporated into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1140 and its capital (1282–1503); university (1224). Pop: 1 004 500 (2001)Ancient name: Neapolis Italian name: Napoli Related adjective: Neapolitan
  2. Bay of Naples an inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the SW coast of Italy

noun

  1. a region of SW Italy: includes the islands of Capri and Ischia. Chief town: Naples. Pop.: 5 725 098 (2003 est). Area: 13 595 sq km (5248 sq miles)

city in southern Italy, Italian Napoli, founded by Greek coloniests 5c. B.C.E., from Greek Neapolis, literally “New City,” from nea, fem. of neos “new” (see neo-) + polis “city” (see polis). City in southwestern Italy; a major seaport and commercial, industrial, and tourist center.

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