Definitions

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

  • A city of west-central France east-southeast of Nantes. Settled by a Gallic people, it was an early Christian center with important monasteries. Nearby, Edward the Black Prince defeated and captured John II of France on September 19, 1356. Population: 89,000.

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  • proper n. A city in France, capital of the Vienne department and of the Poitou-Charentes region.

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  • n. the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French

Etymologies

Directly from French Poitiers (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Other student marches were reported in Poitiers, Nantes, Bordeaux, Lille and Montpellier.

    France in turmoil as nationwide strike over pension reform stretches on

  • A lot of ideas came from the long-ago year I lived in Poitiers, France, which was an important city during the Middle Ages.

    Susann Cokal - An interview with author

  • Billaud-Varenne studied law and initially practiced with his father in Poitiers before being admitted to the bar in Paris in 1785.

    Names

  • The Antique Wine Co. An extensive private cellar in Poitiers, France.

    The Evolution of the Wine Cellar

  • The Black Prince and John had a terrible battle at a place called Poitiers, and the English gained another victory.

    Young Folks' History of England

  • "First of all, I would stay at home sufficiently often not to arouse papa's suspicions, and the rest of my leisure I would spend in Poitiers, which is a very pleasant town.

    Secret des Champdoce. English

  • Apart from travel, and in addition to the courses on medieval art and history I'd taken in Poitiers, I read bookshelves full of social history, religion, saints 'lives, and art theoryI read for a year before I even began the first chapter, and I kept reading all the way through the writing process.

    Susann Cokal - An interview with author

  • In Poitiers itself there was a small church that was open only one day a yearSaint Radegonde, named after "the most perfect woman of her time."

    Susann Cokal - An interview with author

  • I have long been a fan of the "real" Dianne de Poitiers and have seen her signature with 2 Ns, just like me!

    bapteme - French Word-A-Day

  • Some of my friends started calling me Dianne de Poitiers so it's often my "handle" on sites such as these ... but I really live in Minnesota.

    bapteme - French Word-A-Day

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