from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • One of the seven hills of ancient Rome. It was turned over to the plebes for settlement in 456 B.C.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to Mons Aventinus, one of the seven hills on which Rome stood.
  • n. A post of security or defense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to Mons Aventinus, one of the seven hills on which Rome stood.
  • n. A post of security or defense.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Appellative of one of the seven hills on which Rome was built.
  • n. A post of defense or safety; security; defense.


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  • The many thousand settlers whom Ancus is said to have led to the Aventine were the population of the Latin towns which became subject to Rome, and they were far more numerous than the two ancient tribes, even after the latter had been increased by their union with the third tribe.

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  • For Juno Regina of the Aventine was their special deity; and in this case they were authorised -- all _matronae_ living within ten miles of the city -- to contribute in money to a noble gift to the temple.

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  • Near by was another hill, called the Aventine, and on this the deposed king Numitor fed his flocks.

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  • Caelius was a grove of oaks, and Mount Viminal was overrun with osiers; that, in the fourth century, the Aventine was a vacant and solitary retirement; that, till the time of Augustus, the Esquiline was an unwholesome burying-ground; and that the numerous inequalities, remarked by the ancients in the Quirinal, sufficiently prove that it was not covered with buildings.

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  • I do not know but you see these best from the glazed terrace of that restaurant on the Aventine which is the resort of the well-advised

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  • Same goes for the "Aventine" moniker; the Aventine neighborhood of Rome is reflected more in the giant etching-like motif the wall, rather than on the menu.


  • Debra Weiner is the author of How to Recognize Your Future Ex-Husband, and is a Managing Partner of Aventine Co., which produces the annual PAINWeek® national conference.

    How to Recognize Your Future Ex-Husband

  • At the Azure Nebula, the crews of Enterprise, Titan, and Aventine had defeated the Borg—had defeated not just some number of cubes, but the entire Collective, and if he could believe the reports, not only for the near term, but permanently.

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  • The office building portfolio includes about three million square feet, with an office building in Rosslyn, Va., near Washington, one on New Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Financial District, and the Aventine, a landmark building in La Jolla, Calif.

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  • That Klingon sighting is in there, one from the Aventine, and even a report from Cardassian space.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®


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