from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river formed in central Ghana by the confluence of the White Volta and the Black Volta and flowing about 467 km (290 mi) southward through artificial Lake Volta to the Bight of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea.
- Volta, Count Alessandro 1745-1827. Italian physicist who invented the first electric battery (1800). The volt is named in his honor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A river in West Africa, Volta River, having given name to Upper Volta.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated one, two, or more times
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old dance. See lavolta.
- n. In music, turn or time: as, una volta, once; due volte, twice; prima volta, first time. Abbreviated verb
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)
- n. a river in Ghana that flows south to the Bight of Benin
From Portuguese volta ("turnaround, return"); at some point of time the river marked the point of return for the Portuguese traders. (Wiktionary)