from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large splendid residence or public building, such as a palace or museum.
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- n. A large, palatial urban building in Italy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Italian cities, a palace or large dwelling-house; a building arranged for a single wealthy family. Many buildings of this class are of great size and cost, and therefore come to be rented in apartments.
The palazzo is a prominent symbol of parliamentarian privilege.
And eventually we arrive at the courtyard of the palazzo, which is our destination.
Pitt and Jolie, who have homes in Los Angeles, France and New Orleans, have rented a canal side palazzo, which is situated between the Rialto and Accademia parts of the city and faces San Toma.
A rape takes place in a palazzo which is dominated by enormous, bulgingly well-endowed nude statues.
Welsperg, who also owns a "palazzo" in Primiero, and whose ancestors (once seigneurs of all the valley, with power of life and death over their vassals) erected yonder castle which, perched on its inaccessible rock like St. Simeon Stylites on his solitary pillar, yet keeps watch and ward at the mouth of the valley.
Fleetwood's word was extracted, that he would visit the 'palazzo' within
Torcello lies between its "palazzo" and cathedral.
I, cap. viii.] divided by a small canal, with a line of trees on each side; and extending between the two churches of St. Theodore and St. Geminian, as the little piazza, of Torcello lies between its "palazzo" and cathedral.
Today the slow drift of a traghetto is embarrassed by the wake of a speeding taxi ferrying the elegant elite on their palazzo hopping.
The building is down the canal from the palazzo where François Pinault, the owner of Christie's auction house and the Gucci fashion house, displays his collection of contemporary art.
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