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

  • A city of eastern Sicily, Italy on the Gulf of Catania, an inlet of the Ionian Sea. Founded in the eighth century B.C., Catania was a flourishing Greek community and later a Roman colony. Population: 302,000.

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  • proper n. Province of Sicily, Italy.
  • proper n. Town and capital of Catania.


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  • CATANIA (SW) - Udinese and Napoli are the only two teams left at the top of the Italian Serie A, following wins over Catania and Reggina respectively.

  • Catania is the first scientist to study this particular predator-prey interaction with the aid of a high-speed video camera.

    Watersnake vs. Fish Video

  • If so, Catania is hosting a "Sign-Making Open House" on Friday evening at his Dupont Circle headquarters, complete with "refreshments and sign-making materials so that you can state your thesis in the most intelligible way possible."

    Catania offers sign-making help for Stewart/Colbert rally

  • Catania is running for one of two at-large seats against Democratic incumbent Phil Mendelson, Statehood Green candidate David Schwartzman and independent candidate Richard Urban.

    Catania offers sign-making help for Stewart/Colbert rally

  • Councilman Catania is expected to present a bill to legalize marriage in the Capital in the fall.

    DC Recognizes All Marriages

  • We talked about growing up in Catania, in his nonna (little bambino sitting on the counter) and mamma's kitchen (garlic first, basil last) picking up culinary inspiration and family heirloom dishes along the way.

    Corkscrew & Cave

  • – "You have heard, perhaps, that I broke with all my friends in Catania when I heard that my father had sought help from them and had not got it."

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • She was from Diamante and had not been in Catania for twelve years.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • He had to repeat to her that he had been in Catania the day before, and that he had succeeded in getting Cavaliere Palmeri into a brotherhood.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel

  • On Saturday evening there is a drawing on the balcony of the town-hall in Catania, Donna Elisa.

    The Miracles of Antichrist: A Novel


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