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bəˈloʊn yəbologna

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bolognanoun

    the capital of Emilia-Romagna; located in northern Italy to the east of the Apennines

  2. bologna, Bologna sausagenoun

    large smooth-textured smoked sausage of beef and veal and pork


  1. Bolognanoun

    A province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

  2. Bolognanoun

    A city, the capital of Bologna also of Emilia-Romagna.

  3. bolognanoun

    a smoked, seasoned Italian sausage made from beef, pork or veal


  1. Bologna

    Bologna (, UK also , Italian: [boˈloɲɲa] (listen); Emilian: Bulåggna [buˈlʌɲːa]; Latin: Bononia) is a city in and the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy, of which it is also its largest. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy with about 400,000 inhabitants and 150 different nationalities. Its metropolitan area is home to more than 1,000,000 people. It is known as the Fat City for its rich cuisine, and the Red City for its Spanish-style red tiled rooftops and, more recently, its leftist politics. It is also called the Learned City because it is home to the oldest university in the world.Originally Etruscan, the city has been an important urban center for centuries, first under the Etruscans (who called it Felsina), then under the Celts as Bona, later under the Romans (Bonōnia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality and later signoria, when it was among the largest European cities by population. Famous for its towers, churches and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre, thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s. Home to the oldest university in continuous operation, the University of Bologna, established in AD 1088, the city has a large student population that gives it a cosmopolitan character. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "City of Music" and became part of the Creative Cities Network. In 2021 UNESCO recognized the lengthy porticoes of the city as a World Heritage Site.Bologna is an important agricultural, industrial, financial and transport hub, where many large mechanical, electronic and food companies have their headquarters as well as one of the largest permanent trade fairs in Europe. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index (E-REGI) of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.


  1. bologna

    Bologna is a type of sausage originating from Bologna, Italy. It is commonly made from pork, beef, or a mix of the two, along with various spices, and it's typically finely ground before being cooked and smoked, resulting in a smooth, uniform texture. This is then often sliced and used in sandwiches or served as cold cuts. In the United States, bologna is often associated with a less expensive and less gourmet variety of sausage, compared to its original Italian version.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bolognanoun

    a city of Italy which has given its name to various objects

  2. Bolognanoun

    a Bologna sausage


  1. Bologna

    Bologna is the largest city of Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populated in Italy, heart of a metropolitan area of about one million. The city, the first settlements of which date back to at least one 1000 BC, has always been an important urban centre, first under the Etruscans and the Celts, then under the Romans, then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality. Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes, Bologna has a well-preserved historical centre thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s, on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by wars. An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to homogenous mixture of monuments and architectural examples as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history. Bologna is also an important transportation crossroad for the roads and trains of Northern Italy, where many important mechanical, electronic and nutritional industries have their headquarters. According to the most recent data gathered by the European Regional Economic Growth Index of 2009, Bologna is the first Italian city and the 47th European city in terms of its economic growth rate.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bologna

    bol-ōn′ya, adj. from a town of Italy, which gives its name to Bologna phial, Bologna phosphorus, and Bologna or 'Polony' sausages.—adj. Bologn′ese.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bologna

    an ancient walled city of Italy, on a fertile plain, at the foot of the Lower Apennines, 83 m. N. of Florence; has many fine buildings, a university, one of the oldest in Europe, schools of music and art, libraries, and art collections. There are some silk and other industries, and considerable trade.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bologna

    The ancient Felsina, afterwards Bononia. A distinguished city of Italy, capital of the province of the same name; besieged and taken by Pope Julius II., 1506; taken by the French, 1796; by the Austrians, 1799; again by the French after the battle of Marengo, in 1800; restored to the Pope in 1815; a revolt suppressed by Austrian interference, 1831; rebellion in 1848; taken by the Austrians, May, 1849; provisional government formed June 15, 1859; Victor Emmanuel entered Bologna as sovereign, May 2, 1860.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Bologna

    A settlement of the Boii, after whom the Romans called it Bononia.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bologna is ranked #15907 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bologna surname appeared 1,827 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Bologna.

    92.6% or 1,693 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 93 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bologna in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bologna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bologna in a Sentence

  1. John McNesby:

    Our union and police officers will not stand-by and watch Inspector Bologna get railroaded by a politically, opportunistic [district attorney], who has turned his back on Philadelphia police and the city.

  2. Norrina Allen:

    It's a small difference, but it's worth trying to reduce red meat and processed meat like pepperoni, bologna and deli meats.

  3. David Spade:

    She runs into her hazmat suit and she throws me my daily bologna sandwich and then runs out after.

  4. John McNesby:

    We promised a vigorous defense to these baseless allegations and charges filed by our District Attorney, our DA attempted to railroad a highly decorated and well-respected member of the Philadelphia police department.We’re happy to bring closure to this case for Bologna, a 30-year member, who has served this city with respect and integrity.

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