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

  • A city of northeast Italy west of Venice. An important cultural center during the Middle Ages, it was known for its artistic and architectural works by Giotto, Mantegna, and Donatello. Galileo taught at its university from 1592 to 1610. Population: 210,000.

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  • proper n. Province of Veneto, Italy.
  • proper n. City and capital of the province of Padua.

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  • n. a city in Veneto

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Examples

  • Inspired by the legendary botanical gardens in Padua, Italy where the Medicis plotted the untimely, frothing ends of their enemies, an English duchess has created a garden dedicated entirely to flora deadly and/or narcotic.

    Alnwick Poison Gardens

  • The stipend was small, his agent in Padua was a swindler, and most of the revenue from Seltz was seized by French Jesuits at Strasbourg.

    Was (Not Was)

  • Christine plans to attend the IASL conference this September in Padua, Italy.

    June 2009

  • I, for my part, was overwhelmed and exhausted, but really excited by the new people I had met and the information and ideas I was taking home ... and now I am considering how I can get to next year's Conference in Padua, Italy!

    School Library: For the Love of Learning

  • The tragedy, recalling the ending of Romeo and Juliet, took place in Padua, 60km (40 miles) from Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's play.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • And then there's the symphony's scherzo, which is based on a separate piece Mahler wrote using an excerpt about St. Anthony of Padua from the German folk poems "Des Knaben Wunderhorn".

    Chicagoist

  • Lucanian; it was in Padua that an historian was found worthy to record the majestic series of Roman victories.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I, for my part, was overwhelmed and exhausted, but really excited by the new people I had met and the information and ideas I was taking home ... and now I am considering how I can get to next year’s Conference in Padua, Italy!

    2008 IASL Conference -2

  • You puzzle for a while and then recall Padua, Verona and other towns of Northern Italy; so now you know whence came the inspiration that set up arcades in a northern capital.

    From a Terrace in Prague

  • We have retained 'Padua' in the first of these passages and 'Verona' in the second and third, because it is impossible that the words can be a mere printer's, or transcriber's, error.

    Two Gentlemen of Verona The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]

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