Definitions for piazzapiˈæz ə, -ˈɑ zə or, for 1,3 , piˈæt sə, -ˈɑt-; ˈpyɑt tsɛ
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pi•az•zapiˈæz ə, -ˈɑ zə or, for 1,3 , piˈæt sə, -ˈɑt-; ˈpyɑt tsɛ(n.)(pl.)pi•az•zas; piaz•ze
an open public square in a city or town, esp. in Italy.
Chiefly New Eng. and Southern U.S. a large porch; veranda.
Origin of piazza:
1575–85; < It < L platēa courtyard < Gk plateîa
plaza, place, piazza(noun)
a public square with room for pedestrians
"they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"
A public square, especially in an Italian city.
Origin: From piazza.
an open square in a European town, especially an Italian town; hence (Arch.), an arcaded and roofed gallery; a portico. In the United States the word is popularly applied to a veranda
A piazza is a city square in Italy, Malta, along the Dalmatian coast and in surrounding regions. The term is roughly equivalent to the Spanish plaza. In Ethiopia, it is used to refer to a part of a city. When the Earl of Bedford developed Covent Garden - the first private-venture public square built in London - his architect Inigo Jones surrounded it with arcades, in the Italian fashion. Talk about the piazza was connected in Londoners' minds not with the square as a whole, but with the arcades. A piazza is commonly found at the meeting of two or more streets. Most Italian cities have several piazzas with streets radiating from the center. Shops and other small businesses are found on piazzas as it is an ideal place to set up a business. Many metro stations and bus stops are found on piazzas as they are key point in a city. In Britain piazza now generally refers to a paved open pedestrian space, without grass or planting, often in front of a significant building or shops. King's Cross Station in London is to have a piazza as part of its redevelopment. The piazza will replace the existing 1970's concourse and allow the original 1850's façade to be seen again. There is a good example of a piazza in Scotswood at Newcastle College.
Translations for piazza
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an open space in a town etc where several roads meet
- ملتقى مُلْتَقى شَوارع في مَدينه، مَيْدانArabic
- кръгъл площдBulgarian
- praçaPortuguese (BR)
- kruhové náměstíCzech
- runder Platz mit StraßenkreuzungGerman
- تقاطع؛ محل برخورد چند راهFarsi
- כִּכָּר @@@כִּיכָּר$$$Hebrew
- okrugao trgCroatian
- (길들이 방사상으로 모이는) 원형극장Korean
- apskrita aikštėLithuanian
- apaļš laukums (no kura starveidīgi iziet ielas)Latvian
- rund plassNorwegian
- تقاطع؛ محل برخورد چند راهPersian
- څو، يوڅو (په دووزايت مګر ډير زيات نه)، څوڅو ځانګړې، جلاPashto
- круглая площадьRussian
- (kruhové) námestieSlovak
- kružni trgSerbian
- 十字路口的圓環Chinese (Trad.)
- круглий майданUkrainian
- چوراہا ، چوکUrdu
- chỗ nhiều đường giao nhauVietnamese
- 十字路口的圆形广场Chinese (Simp.)
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