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ˈtʊər ɪn, ˈtyʊər-, tʊˈrɪn, tyʊ-Turin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Turin, Torinonoun

    capital city of the Piemonte region of northwestern Italy


  1. Turinnoun

    Province of Piedmont, Italy.

  2. Turinnoun

    Capital city of the province of Turin.

  3. Etymology: Ultimately from the name of the Taurini tribe.


  1. Turin

    Turin is a city and second major business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch. The population of the city proper is 911,823 while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Much of the city's public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi such as Palazzo Madama, were built in the 16th and 18th century, after the capital of the Duchy of Savoy was moved to Turin from Chambery as part of the urban expansion. Turin is sometimes called the "cradle of Italian liberty", for having been the birthplace and home of notable politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the six-century-old University of Turin and the Turin Polytechnic. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city. Turin's several monuments and sights make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations, and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Turin

    a celebrated city of North Italy, a former capital of Piedmont, 80 m. NW. of Genoa; although one of the oldest of Italian cities it presents quite a modern appearance, with handsome streets, statues, squares, gardens, a Renaissance cathedral, palaces, university (over 2000 students), large library, colleges and museums, &c.; manufactures are chiefly of textiles; has an interesting history from the time of its first mention in Hannibal's day.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. turin

    A large city of Italy, capital of Piedmont, at the confluence of the Dora-Susina with the Po, 79 miles west-southwest from Milan. The foundation of Turin is generally attributed to a colony of Transalpine origin called Taurini, or Taurisci. Shortly after Hannibal crossed the Alps, he made himself master of the territory in which it is situated; but after his expulsion from Italy, the Romans resumed possession and converted Turin into a colony, which took the name of Colonia Julia. This name was afterwards changed into that of Augusta Taurinorum. It was taken and sacked by the Goths under Alaric. To ward off similar disasters, it was shortly after surrounded by walls, but did not escape the ravages of the Longobards. Charlemagne, into whose hands it subsequently passed, bestowed it as feudal tenure on its bishops. In 1418 (1416) it was declared by Amadeo V. the capital of the states of Savoy, and ultimately rose to be the capital of the whole Sardinian states. The French besieged this city; but Prince Eugène defeated their army, and compelled them to raise the siege, September 7, 1706. In 1798, the French republican army took possession of Turin, seized all the strong places and arsenals of Piedmont, and obliged the king and his family to remove to the island of Sardinia. In 1799 the French were driven out by the Austrians and Russians; but shortly afterwards the city and all Piedmont surrendered to the French. In 1814, it was delivered up to the allies, who restored it to the king of Sardinia.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Turin

    Called by the Romans Augusta Taurisonum, the capital of the Taurini.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Turin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Turin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Turin in a Sentence

  1. Craig Tilley:

    It’s been made very clear when the premier announced several weeks ago that in order to participate at the Australian Open, to come into Victoria, you ’ll need to be fully vaccinated. Immediately, we communicated that to the playing group, it is the one direction that you take, that you can ensure everyone’s safety. All the playing group understands it. Our patrons will need to be vaccinated, all the staff working the Australian Open need to be vaccinated. Novak Djokovic reacts during Novak Djokovic ATP World Tour Finals match against Alexander Zverev in Turin, Italy, on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. ( AP Photo/Luca Bruno).

  2. Van Hinsbergen:

    Most mountain chains that we investigated originated from a single continent that separated from North Africa more than 200 million years ago, the only remaining part of this continent is a strip that runs from Turin via the Adriatic Sea to the heel of the boot that forms Italy.

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