Definitions

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

  • A city of southwest Switzerland located on Lake Geneva and bisected by the Rhone River. Originally an ancient Celtic settlement, it was a focal point of the Reformation after the arrival of John Calvin in 1536. Geneva was the headquarters of the League of Nations (1920-1946) and is still the site of many international organizations. Population: 179,000.
  • Lake also Lake Le·man (lēˈmən, lə-măɴˈ)Geneva A lake on the Swiss-French border between the Alps and the Jura Mountains. It is traversed east to west by the Rhone River.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in Switzerland.
  • proper n. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.
  • proper n. Largest lake in Switzerland.
  • proper n. A female given name, from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.
  • proper n. The Geneva Convention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.
  • proper n. The chief city of Switzerland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spirit distilled from grain or malt with the addition of juniper-berries: now called, by contraction, gin.

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

  • n. a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
  • n. gin made in the Netherlands

Etymologies

Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably of Celtic origin, from a root genu-, genawa, possibly akin to Genoa. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • GENEVA: The success of the world's biggest atom smasher experiment aimed at unravelling some of the outstanding secrets of the universe came after a faltering start at the giant 3.9 billion euro ($5.2 billion) machine under the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.

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  • GENEVA: More and more automakers rolled out their newest hybrids, or announced plans to do so, at the Geneva electric vehicles by standardizing recharging machines and marketing the German giant Daimler have signed a preliminary agreement to build an

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  • GENEVA (AFP) - Inventors are often perceived as eccentric, original thinkers inspired by dreams: but many of the 700 inventors at an international fair in Geneva showed skill, pragmatism and good business sense.

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  • GENEVA -- The U.S. has a new ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, after 13 months without a top envoy at the global body's European headquarters.

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  • GENEVA (AP) - The U.S. has a new ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, after 13 months without a top envoy at the global body's European headquarters.

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  • GENEVA, April 14, 2010 - Leading financial institutions worldwide continue to invest more than US$43 billion in producers of cluster munitions despite a comprehensive treaty banning the weapons set to become binding international law, according to new research presented by Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) members in Geneva today.

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  • Mass Production Cars @Geneva Motor Show 2009 www. instablogs.com mass production models at the Geneva Motor Show 2009

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  • GENEVA, March 2 (Reuters Life!) - Security cameras, codes, a double key system, and a two-tonne vault may seem a bit much for a few bottles of wine, but the owners of the fine vintages kept by Au Bonheur du Vin in the heart of Geneva sleep easy.

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  • I'm neutral on that.

    February 8, 2011

  • Wot, don't you lake it?

    February 8, 2011

  • A conventional name though

    February 8, 2011