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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Geneva, Geneve, Genf(noun)

    a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations

  2. geneva, Holland gin, Hollands(noun)

    gin made in the Netherlands


  1. Geneva(ProperNoun)

    A city in Switzerland.

  2. Geneva(ProperNoun)

    A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.

  3. Geneva(ProperNoun)

    Largest lake in Switzerland.

  4. Geneva(ProperNoun)

    , from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.

  5. Geneva(ProperNoun)

    The Geneva Convention.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geneva(noun)

    the chief city of Switzerland

  2. Geneva(noun)

    a strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands

  3. Origin: [F. genivre juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. geneivre juniper, fr. L. juniperus the juniper tree: cf. D. jenever, fr. F. genivre. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor.]


  1. Geneva

    Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality has a population of 194,245, and the canton has 472,530 residents. In 2007, the urban area, or agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise had 1,240,000 inhabitants in 189 municipalities in both Switzerland and France. The economic area "Great Geneva-Bern area" has 2.9 million inhabitants. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important UN international co-operation centre with New York thanks to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geneva

    je-nē′va, n. a spirit distilled from grain and flavoured with juniper-berries, also called Hollands.—n. Genevette′, a wine made from wild fruits flavoured with juniper-berries. [Dut. genever, jenever, O. Fr. genevre (Fr. genièvre)—L. juniperus, the juniper; corrupted to Geneva by confusion with the town of that name. See Gin.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Geneva

    : 1. The smallest canton (106) of Switzerland, situated at the western extremity of the lake of the name; the surface is hilly, but not mountainous, and is watered by the Rhône and Arve; the soil is unfertile, but the patient industry of the inhabitants has made it fruitful; the cultivation of the vine, fruit-growing, and the manufacture of watches, &c., are the chief industries; 85 per cent, of the people speak French. 2. Capital (78) of the canton, occupies a splendid geographical position at the south-western end of the lake, at the exit of the Rhône; the town existed in Cæsar's time, and after being subject in turn to Rome and Burgundy, ere long won its independence in conjunction with Bern and Freiburg. In Calvin's time it became a centre of Protestantism, and its history, down to the time of its annexation by Napoleon in 1798, is mainly occupied with the struggles between the oligarchical and democratic factions. On the overthrow of Napoleon it joined the Swiss Confederation. Since 1847 the town has been largely rebuilt, and handsomely laid out. Among many fine buildings are the Transition Cathedral of St. Peter (1124), the Academy founded by Calvin and others. The Rhône flows through it, and compasses an island which forms part of the city. It has many literary and historical associations, and was the birthplace of Rousseau.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. geneva

    A walled town of Switzerland, and the capital of a small canton, at the western extremity of the lake of the same name. In 1784 and 1794 revolutions took place in the city and state of Geneva; in 1798 it was taken by the French, and, till 1813, it was the capital of the department Leman, in the French empire, under Napoleon I. In 1814 it joined the Helvetic Confederation.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geneva in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geneva in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Geneva in a Sentence

  1. Abu Osama al-Jolani:

    We are here in Geneva for this political process.

  2. Francois Curiel:

    China has been very active yesterday in New York and tonight in Geneva.

  3. Valentin Zellweger:

    There is a glaring vacuum at the heart of the Geneva Conventions system.

  4. Angelina Jolie:

    There are reasons why we have (the) Geneva Convention and we must follow them.

  5. Monzer Akbik:

    The Russians are now trying to play the game they have been playing since Geneva.

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