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