American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern California, a residential suburb of San Bernardino. Population: 99,500.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bridge, noted in literature and art, over the Grand Canal in Venice.
“Rialto is the name, not of the bridge, but of the island from which it is called; and the Venetians say, _Il ponti di Rialto_, as we say Westminster Bridge.”
“Medina, a business trainer who lives in Rialto, said that during processing she was forced to remove her head scarf in the presence of a male deputy even though she explained that to do so violated her religious beliefs.”
“We play a theater in Tucson usually called The Rialto--it's this big beautiful old theatre and it's kind of spooky though.”
“So when she set out to find him, she began calling Rialto's Italian restaurants.”
“Talkin 'the Talk Susan is calling the Rialto, a company in Casablanca.”
“This is the Rialto, which is about 60 miles or so east of Los Angeles.”
“The fires in Rialto, which is about 60 miles east of L.A., have burned more than 600 acres so far.”
“Just to give you better bearings on the community here, we're talking about Rialto, which is near Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, California, and it is all east of Los Angeles, very near the 210 Freeway.”
“And then we walked up and down what he called Washington's Rialto, which is Connecticut Avenue, and he told me the story.”
“The Rialto is a graceful double bridge of white marble, which by a single span bridges the Grand Canal, leading from the bustling market-place to the opposite side, which is almost as busy.”
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