American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of eastern Spain on the Mediterranean coast south of Catalonia. Inhabited by Iberian peoples in early times, it was colonized by Greek and Carthaginian traders and fell to the Moors in the eighth century. The Cid ruled the region and the city of Valencia from 1094 until his death in 1099.
- A city of eastern Spain on the Gulf of Valencia, a wide inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. First mentioned as a Roman colony in 138 B.C., Valencia was taken by the Visigoths in A.D. 413, the Moors in 714, and James I of Aragon in 1238, after which it flowered commercially and culturally. The city was the seat (1936-1937) of the Loyalist government during the Spanish Civil War. Spain's third-largest city, it is a popular resort and a commercial and industrial center. Population: 798,000.
- A city of northern Venezuela west-southwest of Caracas on the western shore of Lake Valencia. Founded in 1555, it is a major industrial center. Population: 1,190,000.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as valance, 1.
- n. A linen cloth resembling piqué, used for waistcoats, etc.
- n. City and capital of the Valencian Community (Spain)
- n. Valencian Community
- n. City in northern Venezuela
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of woven fabric for waistcoats, having the weft of wool and the warp of silk or cotton.
- n. a city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean
- n. an industrial city in northern Venezuela
“VALENCIA (SW) - Valencia manager Unai Emery will have to do without midfielder Angulo for the coming six weeks, as result of a knee injury.”
“Champions League victory in Valencia on Wednesday night and a night flight followed by long queues at Manchester airport's passport control in the early hours of Thursday were taking their toll.”
“The crowds at Istanbul in May were better than expected but still disappointing, while the European grand prix at Valencia is thought to be vulnerable.”
“Rangers have admitted to fatigue ahead of their crucial Champions League match in Valencia on Tuesday, the defender Madjid Bougherra conceding after the home draw against Inverness yesterday that he and his team-mates are already feeling the strain.”
“The effort to re-establish the old dynamic traits falters when someone such as Antonio Valencia is bought in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer.”
“Andy Murray has a busy end to the season, with tournaments in Valencia, Paris and London – plus brother Jamie's wedding”
“Leisure has been a stay-at-home dad for his teenage daughter in Valencia, Calif.”
“Designed and crafted in Valencia, Spain since 1975, the process combines computerized manufacturing with artisan glassblowing techniques.”
“The agreement was signed a month and a half after the speedy space-age trimaran owned by American software tycoon Larry Ellison routed a catamaran sailed by defending champion Alinghi of Switzerland in Valencia, Spain.”
“I lived next to a golf course in Valencia and it was loaded.”
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