What does Milan mean?

Definitions for Milan
mɪˈlæn, -ˈlɑn; miˈlɑ nɔmi·lan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Milan, Milanonoun

    the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy; has been an international center of trade and industry since the Middle Ages


  1. Milannoun

    Province of Lombardy, Italy.

  2. Milannoun

    City and capital of the province of Milan.

  3. Milannoun

    of origin.


  1. Milan

    Milan ( mil-AN, US also mil-AHN, Lombard: [miˈlãː] (listen); Italian: Milano [miˈlaːno] (listen)) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome. The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million, while its metropolitan city has 3.26 million inhabitants. Its continuously built-up urban area (whose outer suburbs extend well beyond the boundaries of the administrative metropolitan city and even stretch into the nearby country of Switzerland) is the fourth largest in the EU with 5.27 million inhabitants. According to national sources, the population within the wider Milan metropolitan area (also known as Greater Milan), is estimated between 8.2 million and 12.5 million making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the largest in the EU.Milan is considered a leading alpha global city, with strengths in the fields of art, chemicals, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media (communication), services, research and tourism. Its business district hosts Italy's stock exchange (Italian: Borsa Italiana), and the headquarters of national and international banks and companies. In terms of GDP, Milan is the wealthiest city in Italy, has the third-largest economy among EU cities after Paris and Madrid, and is the wealthiest among EU non-capital cities. Milan is viewed along with Turin as the southernmost part of the Blue Banana urban development corridor (also known as the "European Megalopolis"), and one of the Four Motors for Europe. The city's role as a major political centre dates back to the late antiquity, when it served as the capital of the Western Roman Empire, while from the 12th century until the 16th century, Milan was one of the largest European cities, and a major trade and commercial centre, consequently becoming the capital of the Duchy of Milan, which was one of the greatest political, artistic and fashion forces in the Renaissance. Despite losing much of its political and cultural importance in the early modern period, the city regained its status as a major economic and political centre, being considered today as the industrial and financial capital of Italy.The city has been recognized as one of the world's four fashion capitals (the others being London, New York, and Paris) thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, which are among the world's biggest in terms of revenue, visitors and growth. It hosted the Universal Exposition in 1906 and 2015. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities, with 11% of the national total of enrolled students. Milan received 10 million visitors in 2018, with the largest numbers of foreign visitors coming from China, United States, France and Germany. The tourists are attracted by Milan's museums and art galleries that include some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci. The city is served by many luxury hotels and is the fifth-most starred in the world by Michelin Guide. Milan is also home to two of Europe's most successful football teams, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan, and one of Europe's main basketball teams, Olimpia Milano. Milan will host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic games for the first time in 2026, together with Cortina d'Ampezzo.


  1. milan

    Milan is the second most populous city in Italy and serves as the capital of the Lombardy region. It is one of the world's leading financial centers, known internationally as a hub for fashion, design, commerce, entertainment, and sports. Milan is also noted for its rich history, art, cultural heritage, and renowned landmarks such as the Milan Cathedral, the Sforza Castle, and the Teatro alla Scala.


  1. MILAN

    MILAN is a European anti-tank guided missile. Design of the MILAN started in 1962. It was ready for trials in 1971, and was accepted for service in 1972. It is a wire guided SACLOS missile, which means the sight of the launch unit has to be aimed at the target to guide the missile. The MILAN can be equipped with a MIRA thermal sight, or MILIS to give it night-firing ability.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Milan

    the largest city in Italy except Naples, is in Lombardy, 25 m. S. of Lake Como; of old much vexed by war, it is now prosperous, manufacturing silks and velvets, gold, silver, and porcelain ware, and trading in raw silk, grain, and tobacco, with great printing works, and is the chief banking centre of N. Italy; it is rich in architectural treasures, foremost of which is the magnificent Gothic cathedral of white marble; has a splendid picture-gallery, and many rich frescoes; in 1848 it revolted finally from Austrian oppression.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. milan

    (Mediolanum, capital of the ancient Liguria). A city of Italy, the capital of the province of Lombardy, 78 miles northeast from Turin; is reputed to have been built by the Gauls about 408 B.C. It was conquered by the Roman consul Marcellus, 222 B.C. It was the seat of government of the Western empire in 286; plundered by Attila in 452; taken by the emperor Frederick I., 1158; it rebelled and was taken by Frederick and its fortifications destroyed in 1162; but was rebuilt and fortified in 1169. The Milanese were defeated by the emperor Frederick II. in 1237; and the city was conquered by Louis XII. of France in 1499. The French were expelled by the Spaniards in 1525, and the city annexed to the crown of Spain in 1540; ceded to Austria, 1714. It was conquered by the French and Spaniards in 1743; reverted to Austria upon Sicily and Naples being ceded to Spain in 1748; seized by the French, June 30, 1796, retaken by the Austrians, 1799; regained by the French, May 31, 1800. The Milanese revolted against the Austrians, March 18, 1848, but submitted August 5, 1848. Another insurrection was attempted in 1853, but with disastrous results. On June 8, 1859, by the peace of Villa Franca, Lombardy was annexed to Piedmont, and Victor Emmanuel became sovereign of Milan.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MILAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Milan is ranked #5543 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Milan surname appeared 6,268 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Milan.

    44.7% or 2,802 total occurrences were White.
    31.3% or 1,966 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    15.4% or 968 total occurrences were Black.
    6.2% or 391 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.8% or 114 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 27 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. liman

  2. lamin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Milan in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Milan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Milan in a Sentence

  1. Filippo Bubbico:

    There's no doubt that this episode signals a non-functioning of the protection mechanisms, which must be employed daily and which have worked for years at the Milan tribunal.

  2. Canadian Pelley:

    After the incident( murder), many blue-chip businesses and many governments continued to do business in Saudi,( and the) entertainment business is still flourishing, there was Italian Super Cup with AC Milan and Juventus( in January) and Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal and celebrated, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Mariah Carey tried to find any kind of criticism for Cristiano Ronaldo, yet Cristiano Ronaldo and Mariah Carey players were criticized. Why was golf singled out ? I was perplexed why Cristiano Ronaldo and Mariah Carey were.

  3. Zhang Jindong:

    The acquisition of Inter Milan is part of Suning's strategy in the development of the sports industry, this will... help Suning to grow internationally.

  4. Maurizio Naro:

    Milan has turned into a leisure tourism city in the last 10 years exactly to face up to the sharp slump in business tourism.

  5. Sun Shuopeng:

    In the city of Wuhan after one month since the adoption of the lockdown policy, we see a decreasing trend from the peak of the disease, here in Milan, the hardest-hit area by Covid-19, there isn't a very strict lockdown : public transportation is still working and people are still moving around, you're still having dinners and parties in the hotels and you're not wearing masks.

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