Definitions for sevillesəˈvɪl; sɛˈvi lyɑ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Se•villesəˈvɪl; sɛˈvi lyɑ(n.)
Category: Geography (places)
a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain
A city in Andalusia, Spain.
Origin: From the Spanish Sevilla.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a celebrated Spanish city and river port on the Guadalquivir, 62 m. NE. of Cadiz; an iron bridge connects it with Triana, a large suburb on the other side of the river; many of the old picturesque Moorish buildings have given place to modern and more commodious structures and broader streets; the great Gothic cathedral (15th century), containing paintings by Murillo, &c., is among the finest in Europe; the Moorish royal palace, the great Roman aqueduct (in use until 1883), the museum, with masterpieces of Murillo, Velasquez, &c., the university, archbishop's palace, Giralda Campanile, and the vast bull-ring, are noteworthy; chief manufactures embrace cigars, machinery, pottery, textiles, &c.; while lead, quicksilver, wines, olive-oil, and fruits are exported; is capital of a province (545).