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

  • A region of eastern Spain on the Mediterranean coast south of Catalonia. Inhabited by Iberian peoples in early times, it was colonized by Greek and Carthaginian traders and fell to the Moors in the eighth century. The Cid ruled the region and the city of Valencia from 1094 until his death in 1099.
  • A city of eastern Spain on the Gulf of Valencia, a wide inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. First mentioned as a Roman colony in 138 B.C., Valencia was taken by the Visigoths in A.D. 413, the Moors in 714, and James I of Aragon in 1238, after which it flowered commercially and culturally. The city was the seat (1936-1937) of the Loyalist government during the Spanish Civil War. Spain's third-largest city, it is a popular resort and a commercial and industrial center. Population: 798,000.
  • A city of northern Venezuela west-southwest of Caracas on the western shore of Lake Valencia. Founded in 1555, it is a major industrial center. Population: 1,190,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. City and capital of the Valencian Community (Spain)
  • proper n. Valencian Community
  • proper n. City in northern Venezuela

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of woven fabric for waistcoats, having the weft of wool and the warp of silk or cotton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as valance, 1.
  • n. A linen cloth resembling piqué, used for waistcoats, etc.

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

  • n. a city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean
  • n. an industrial city in northern Venezuela


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