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

  • A city of northeast Italy on islets within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice, a wide inlet of the northern Adriatic Sea. Founded in the 5th century A.D. by refugees fleeing the Lombard invaders who had gained control of the mainland, it became a major maritime power by the 13th century and spread its influence over northern Italy and the eastern Mediterranean by the 15th century. Its territories were gradually lost to the Turks, and in 1797 it passed to Austria. Venice was ceded to Italy in 1866. It is a tourist and commercial center known for its canals. Population: 269,000.

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  • proper n. A maritime city and associated province in the Veneto, Italy.
  • proper n. The historical maritime empire of Venice.

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  • n. the provincial capital of Veneto; built on 118 islands within a lagoon in the Gulf of Venice; has canals instead of streets; one of Italy's major ports and a famous tourist attraction

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  • Now Venice at this time was full of enterprising merchants -- merchants such as we hear of in Shakspere's _Merchant of Venice_.

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  • VENICE (AFP) - Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie were in Venice on Wednesday for the shooting of "The Tourist," a movie by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck, the director of German hit "The Lives of Others".

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  • VENICE (Reuters) - Jury president Quentin Tarantino faced charges of favoritism Sunday after he handed out two major awards at Venice film festival to his friends, including best picture to his ex partner Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere."

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  • VENICE (Reuters) - Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was released from jail earlier this year, said on Wednesday he was not allowed to leave his home country to attend the Venice film festival.

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  • VENICE (Reuters) - Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," about a Hollywood star who becomes numb to life through drink, drugs and a string of casual relationships, won the Golden Lion for best picture at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

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  • VENICE, Italy -- Actress Salma Hayek and her husband are celebrating their recent wedding with a star-studded, weekend-long party in Venice.

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