Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A man who is amorously and gallantly attentive to women.
  • n. A promiscuous man; a philanderer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A man considered romantic and gallant, especially one who gives amorous attentions to women.
  • n. A promiscuous, philandering man.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Italian adventurer (Giovanni Giacomo Casanova; b. 1725; d. 1798) who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters.
  • n. any man noted for his amorous adventures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any man noted for his amorous adventures
  • n. an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)

Etymologies

After Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Eponym from Giovanni Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Venetian writer and adventurer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • More recently, in 2009, the top Piedmontese producer La Spinetta began making Vermentino in Tuscany, too, under the name Casanova della Spinetta.

    The Wine of Yachts and Beaches

  • Eugeni Casanova is the author of ´Crónica de un exterminio.

    Hell in the Pyrenees

  • But if you like pretty costumes to go with pretty faces, and the kind of historical romp that murders reality but provides instant, easy entertainment, this Casanova is for you.

    Reviews Trickle In: It’s Casanova in a Romp

  • "The real Casanova is a wonderful idea for another film," said Hallstrom, "but we pretty much threw that one out the window to make this one."

    Reviews Trickle In: It’s Casanova in a Romp

  • I caught a glimpse of the filming of Casanova from the Grand Canal and saw the floods, but still thought it was a beautiful place in the rain.

    Halloween Flood Picture

  • The rest of the book is a rampant cornucopia of sickness and murders as the noble hero, Dr. Alex Cross, attempts to find Casanova's victims, hidden deep in Casanova's sex caves.

    It's A Good Thing He Can't Blow My Mind

  • At the beginning, Asked For is in Venice with her father, where she meets an ageing Jacob to use the English version of his name Casanova; her father dies, and she begins to travel with the man who fascinates her.

    Susan Swan: What Casanova Told Me

  • Casanova is scheduled to start hitting off a tee this week.

    USATODAY.com - National League Central

  • Gretchen gets the minor bitch edit calling Casanova's dress old and Michael C. 's student work.

    Inside TV Blog

  • Valdez-Lora told OIG investigators that he called Casanova to discuss his job performance, but the question of why Valdez-Lora was contacting Casanova was not answered in the report.

    Dallas Business News - Local Dallas News | Dallas Business Journal

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.