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

  • adj. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of Naples, Italy.
  • n. A native or resident of Naples, Italy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to Naples.
  • adj. Describing an ice cream combination of the flavours chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry in order. Also called neapolitan ice cream.
  • n. An inhabitant or resident of Naples.
  • proper n. The language of Naples, Italy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of of pertaining to Naples in Italy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Naples or its inhabitants.
  • n. An inhabitant or a native of the city of Naples, or of the province or the former kingdom of Naples.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Naples or its people
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Naples


Middle English, from Latin Neāpolītānus, from Greek neāpolītēs, from Neāpolis, Naples, Italy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin neāpolītānus, from Neāpolis, from Ancient Greek Νεάπολις (Neapolis, "new city"), a Greek city in Naples. (Wiktionary)



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