Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of western Italy on the Arno River near the Tyrrhenian Sea. An important Etruscan town, it developed into a powerful maritime republic in the 9th to 11th centuries but was crushed by Genoa in 1284. Florence controlled the city after 1406. The campanile of its cathedral, built 1173–c. 1350, is the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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  • proper noun City and capital of the province of Pisa, Italy.
  • proper noun Province of Tuscany, Italy.

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  • noun a city in Tuscany; site of the famous Leaning Tower

Etymologies

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From Italian Pisa.

Examples

  • He is 35 and a fellow journalist who works at the regional TV station in Pisa, we move on to discuss the demise of the typewriter and then his recent trip to South America.

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  • His invention-a 3D printer momentarily located in Pisa, Italy - is said to look like a “prototype for the automotive industry” and combines the functionality of computer architecture programs with the printer mechanism.

    Fusion Office Suite From Enrico Pellizzoni

  • Born Galileo Galilei in Pisa, Italy, Galileo was a philosopher, inventor, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and strength of materials and to the development of the scientific method.

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  • He is 35 and a fellow journalist who works at the regional TV station in Pisa, we move on to discuss the demise of the typewriter and then his recent trip to South America.

    Danna Harman: Couch Surfing and Me

  • He is 35 and a fellow journalist who works at the regional TV station in Pisa, we move on to discuss the demise of the typewriter and then his recent trip to South America.

    Danna Harman: Couch Surfing and Me

  • Located in Pisa, Italy, the San Ranieri Hotel was completed last year, and features a vibrant nighttime display of iridescent colors that light up the exterior.

    The San Ranieri Hotel

  • We saw the leaning tower of Pisa from the air, which was special.

    Firenze

  • : D I'm italian and I do live in Pisa, as a student.

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  • [Return to the letter] 15 The family with whom Carlino lived in Pisa from September 1822 to May 1824 (Stillinger 135n12).

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • I hear they are much pleased with my article on "Les Charmettes & Rousseau"; 12 and they have another, called "William Lentile & Thomas Walt" ,13 which Hunt saw in Pisa, and said it was very good indeed.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

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  • As I pee, sir, I see Pisa!

    November 23, 2009

  • Someone at Wiktionary hard at work on the etymologies.

    April 9, 2014

  • A view from the top they say skews

    Aslant and askance your Tuscan views.

    But to enter the tower

    Takes over an hour

    Of patiently minding Pisan queues.

    April 9, 2014

  • Haha, like it.

    April 9, 2014