from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. First colonized by the Romans (c. 138 BC), Valencia was subsequently ruled by the Visigoths and the Moors before being incorporated into the kingdom of Aragon (1238). The city was the seat (1936–1937) of the Loyalist government during the Spanish Civil War. Spain's third-largest city, it is a major commercial and industrial center.
  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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