Definitions

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

  • A city of northeast Italy near the Adriatic Sea northeast of Florence. An important naval station in Roman times, it was an Ostrogoth capital in the fifth and sixth centuries AD and the center of Byzantine power in Italy from the late sixth century until c. 750, when it was conquered by the Lombards. Ravenna eventually became part of the papal dominions and was included in the kingdom of Italy in 1861.

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  • proper noun Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • proper noun Capital of the province of Ravenna.

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  • noun a battle between the French and an alliance of Spaniards and Swiss and Venetians in 1512

Etymologies

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From Italian Ravenna.

Examples

  • Over the past 11 years, I've lived in Ravenna/Roosevelt, Ballard/Phinney Ridge, Beacon Hill, and Greenwood.

    The New Ballard « PubliCola

  • Garden building Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm, at locations in Ravenna, the Central District, and Delridge; more info available here.

    Awesome-Sounding If Weirdly Named « PubliCola

  • Guidobaldo (1472 – 1508), the legitimate heir to the dukedom, was born months before Bessarion died in Ravenna, en route to France. back

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Bad stuff was creeping north from the U-District (i.e., drug paraphenalia and dead bodies in Ravenna Park, bums roaming the neighborhoods) and the public schools were appalling.

    Sound Politics: Let's Help Nicole Brodeur

  • So I drove to Whole Foods in Ravenna and found a fresh batch right as I came into the store.

    In Newsstands: Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

  • One of the most charming features of Ravenna is that the English translations on the explanatory text in all the churches and museums seem to come from a single practiced hand, itself a blend of East and West: “The clothing was covered by rich coiffures, closed in silk hairnet with golden threads, and by precious footwear in black leather with baked golden decorations.”

    The Road from Ravenna

  • One of the most charming features of Ravenna is that the English translations on the explanatory text in all the churches and museums seem to come from a single practiced hand, itself a blend of East and West: “The clothing was covered by rich coiffures, closed in silk hairnet with golden threads, and by precious footwear in black leather with baked golden decorations.”

    The Road from Ravenna

  • One of the most charming features of Ravenna is that the English translations on the explanatory text in all the churches and museums seem to come from a single practiced hand, itself a blend of East and West: “The clothing was covered by rich coiffures, closed in silk hairnet with golden threads, and by precious footwear in black leather with baked golden decorations.”

    The Road from Ravenna

  • So I drove to Whole Foods in Ravenna and found a fresh batch right as I came into the store.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • So I drove to Whole Foods in Ravenna and found a fresh batch right as I came into the store.

    In Newsstands: Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

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