Definitions

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

  • A city of central Italy on the Arno River east of Pisa. Originally an Etruscan settlement, then a Roman town, Florence was a powerful city-state under the Medici family during the Italian Renaissance, with a brilliant artistic flowering led by Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, and Raphael. Florence was the capital of newly unified Italy from 1865 to 1871, when the government was moved to Rome. Population: 366,000.
  • A city of northwest Alabama on the Tennessee River west-northwest of Decatur. Founded in 1818, it is highly industrialized. Population: 36,700.
  • An unincorporated community of southern California, a residential and manufacturing suburb of Los Angeles. Population: 60,100.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A province of Tuscany, Italy.
  • proper n. The capital city of the province Florence.
  • proper n. The capital city of the Deparment of Caquetá, Colombia.
  • proper n. A female given name
  • n. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III, coined by Florentines and worth six shillings sterling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.
  • n. A kind of cloth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An English gold coin, usually called florin.
  • n. A kind of cloth manufactured in Florence, mentioned in the time of Richard III. Planché; Fairholt. Also called florentine.
  • n. A thin silk, a variety of taffeta.
  • n. A variety of the red wine of Tuscany: a name not commonly used in Italy.

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

  • n. a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
  • n. a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center

Etymologies

French Florence, from Latin Florentia ( as a given name, a feminine form of Florentius), from florens ("flowering, flourishing"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "TWO MEN OF FLORENCE" STAGED READING, Richard Goodwin's play about the intertwined lives of Galileo and Pope Urban VIII in 17th-century Florence and the conflict between discovery and faith. 7: 30 p.m.,

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  • ROME (474,000) and FLORENCE (207,000) owe their chief importance to their art interest and to their historic associations, but Florence has an important manufacture of fine earthenware and mosaics.

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  • THE DUKE OF FLORENCE at this time, which was the month of August 1545, had retired to Poggio a Cajano, ten miles distant from Florence.

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  • "OLD PICTURES IN FLORENCE" is a fanciful monologue, spoken as by one who is looking down upon Florence, through her magical atmosphere, from a villa on the neighbouring heights.

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  • FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - A gravel truck that lost its load slowed traffic on Interstate 71/75 in Florence on Tuesday.

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  • FLORENCE -- A derelict north Florence apartment complex on Graham Avenue that has become an eyesore may soon be getting a major clean-up.

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  • FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - A Florence, KY man is in jail and sentenced to a long stay for running an international child porn ring out of his home.

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  • FLORENCE - More than 200 people gathered Sunday night at Pioneer Park in Florence to pay tribute to three teens killed in a rollover crash Thursday night in Fremont County.

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  • FLORENCE -- A 21-year-old Florence man charged with murdering his stepfather at their home will undergo a court-ordered mental evaluation.

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  • FLORENCE - Florence police are launching an anti-litter campaign, asking people to file a report every time they see someone throwing trash from a vehicle.

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