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
- proper n. The chief city of Switzerland.
- n. A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.
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
Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably of Celtic origin, from a root genu-, genawa, possibly akin to Genoa. (Wiktionary)