Definitions for florenceˈflɔr əns, ˈflɒr-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Flor•enceˈflɔr əns, ˈflɒr-(n.)
a city in Tuscany, in central Italy, on the Arno River. 421,299.
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: Italian, Firenze.
a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center
A province of Tuscany, Italy.
The capital city of the province Florence.
The capital city of the Deparment of Caquetu00E1, Colombia.
Origin: Florence, from Florentia ( as a given name, a feminine form of Florentius), from florens.
an ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value
a kind of cloth
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a famous Italian city, situated 50 m. from the sea; it lies in the valley of the Arno, and is built on both sides of the river, but chiefly on the N.; the outlying suburbs are singularly beautiful, and are surrounded by finely wooded hills, bright with gay villas and charming gardens; the old city itself is characterised by a sombre grandness, and is full of fine buildings of historic and artistic interest; chief amongst these is the cathedral, or Duomo, begun in 1298, with its grand dome and campanile (293 ft.), by Giotto. It is the city of Dante, Petrarch, Michael Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Galileo and many more of Italy's great men, and has a history of exceptional interest; it has many fine art galleries; is an educational centre, and carries on a trade in straw-plaiting and silk.