American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An island of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea south of Corsica. Settled by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians before the sixth century B.C., the island was taken by Rome in 238 B.C. and later fell to the Vandals (fifth century A.D.) and the Byzantines (early sixth century). Numerous European powers controlled the island before 1720, when it passed to the House of Savoy and became the nucleus of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia became the first king of Italy in 1861.
- n. An island and region of Italy.
- n. the Italian region on the island of Sardinia; the kingdom of Sardinia was the nucleus for uniting Italy during the 19th century
- n. an island in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy
- From Latin Sardinia, from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)
“A native of Sassari in Sardinia and 11 years younger than her husband, she married while she was still a junior lecturer at Pavia University.”
“I would like try the best fish in Sardinia and sail around to each marina around the entire Island.”
“Images of the same type of warrior are found in Sardinia, Egypt, and Scandinavia by about 1300 B.C.”
“Vega - Europe's new small launcher - successfully completed a static firing test at the Salto Di Quirra Inter-force Test Range in Sardinia, Italy.”
“He rented a villa in Sardinia, by the sea," says Meehan.”
“I just returned last night from two weeks in Sardinia and Rome with a lifelong friend and a friend from Ajijic.”
“Then, in Sardinia and Italy, I recognized values that reinforced mine here in Mexico.”
“Powell was Director of a European expedition for making high-altitude balloon flights in Sardinia (1952) and in the Po”
“The vendetta is still the custom in Sardinia, and a person is respected if he takes blood revenge on the killer of a kinsman.”
“Throughout the summer, the 72-year-old prime minister has thrown lavish parties at his villa in Sardinia, which is furnished with a cactus garden, an amphitheater, a remote-control waterfall, and an artificial volcano.”
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