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

  • A city of south-central Italy on the Bay of Naples, an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Greeks c. 600 B.C., Naples was conquered by the Romans in the fourth century B.C. It became an independent duchy (eighth century A.D.) and capital of the kingdom of Naples (1282-1860). It is a major seaport and a commercial, cultural, and tourist center. Population: 975,000.

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  • proper n. Province of Campania, Italy.
  • proper n. Capital city of the province of Naples.

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

  • n. a port and tourist center in southwestern Italy; capital of the Campania region

Etymologies

From the Ancient Greek Νεάπολις (Neapolis), from νέα (nea, "new") + πόλις (polis, "city"). (Wiktionary)

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  • NAPLES: A Naples neighborhood is on high alert after vandals broke the windows and glass doors to a home.

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  • NAPLES: Naples businessman Rick Scott, who's facing Bill McCollum for the Republican nomination for governor will be in Naples today.

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  • NAPLES (Reuters) - The Italian government has put the opening of a new waste dump near Naples on hold after weeks of protests by residents, but demonstrators said the proposal was not enough and garbage continued to pile up in the streets.

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  • NAPLES _ A three-vehicle crash involving a Naples police officer and a taxi cab on Friday night occurred after the cab driver sped off while the officer attempted to write him a ticket, Naples police said today.

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  • NAPLES: Police in Naples are looking for the person who stole from a cancer fundraiser.

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  • NAPLES: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will be in Naples to make an appearance at

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  • NAPLES - The refrains of familiar holiday songs were replaced for the evening by bluegrass tunes during a performance at the Norris Center in Naples on Saturday.

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  • NAPLES - Chabad Jewish Center of Naples is taking Hanukkah to new heights.

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  • NAPLES: A not-so-secret Santa is causing a ruckus in the city of Naples.

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