What does geneva mean?

Definitions for geneva
dʒəˈni vəgene·va

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Geneva, Geneve, Genfnoun

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

  2. geneva, Holland gin, Hollandsnoun

    gin made in the Netherlands


  1. Genevanoun

    Largest lake in Switzerland.

  2. Genevanoun

    A city in Switzerland.

  3. Genevanoun

    A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.

  4. Genevanoun

    The largest lake in Switzerland.

  5. Genevanoun

    A city, the county seat of Geneva County, Alabama, United States.

  6. Genevanoun

    A city, the county seat of Kane County, Illinois, United States.

  7. Genevanoun

    A city, the county seat of Fillmore County, Nebraska, United States.

  8. Genevanoun

    A female given name transferred from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.

  9. Genevanoun

    The Geneva Convention.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Genevanoun

    We used to keep a distilled spirituous water of juniper in the shops; but the making of it became the business of the distiller, who sold it under the name of geneva. At present only a better kind is distilled from the juniper-berry: what is commonly sold is made with no better an ingredient than oil of turpentine, put into the still, with a little common salt, and the coarsest spirit they have, which is drawn off much below proof strength, and is consequently a liquor that one would wonder any people could accustom themselves to drink with pleasure. John Hill Mat. Medica.

    Etymology: A corruption of genevre, French, a juniperberry.


  1. Geneva

    Geneva ( jə-NEE-və; French: Genève [ʒənɛv] (listen)) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated in the south west of the country, where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The city of Geneva (ville de Genève) had a population of 203,951 in 2020 (Jan. estimate) within its small municipal territory of 16 km2 (6 sq mi), but the Canton of Geneva (the city and its closest Swiss suburbs and exurbs) had a population of 504,128 (Jan. 2020 estimate) over 246 km2 (95 sq mi), and together with the suburbs and exurbs located in the canton of Vaud and in the French departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie the cross-border Geneva metropolitan area as officially defined by Eurostat, which extends over 2,292 km2 (885 sq mi), had a population of 1,044,766 in Jan. 2020 (Swiss estimates and French census).Since 2013, the Canton of Geneva, the Nyon District (in the canton of Vaud), and the Pôle métropolitain du Genevois français (literally 'Metropolitan hub of the French Genevan territory'), this last one a federation of eight French intercommunal councils, have formed Grand Genève ("Greater Geneva"), a Local Grouping of Transnational Cooperation (GLCT in French, a public entity under Swiss law) in charge of organizing cooperation within the cross-border metropolitan area of Geneva (in particular metropolitan transports). The Grand Genève GLCT extends over 1,996 km2 (771 sq mi) and had a population of 1,037,407 in Jan. 2020 (Swiss estimates and French census), 58.4% of them living on Swiss territory, and 41.6% on French territory.Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. It is also where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war. Together with, for instance, New York City (global headquarters of the UN), Basel (Bank for International Settlements), and Strasbourg (Council of Europe), Geneva is a city serving as the headquarters of one of the most important international organizations, without being the capital of a country.In 2021, Geneva was ranked as the world's ninth most important financial centre for competitiveness by the Global Financial Centres Index, fifth in Europe behind London, Zürich, Frankfurt and Luxembourg. In 2019, Geneva was ranked among the ten most liveable cities in the world by Mercer together with Zürich and Basel. The city has been referred to as the world's most compact metropolis and the "Peace Capital". In 2019, Mercer ranked Geneva as the thirteenth most expensive city in the world. In a UBS ranking of global cities in 2018, Geneva was ranked first for gross earnings, second most expensive, and fourth in purchasing power.


  1. geneva

    Geneva is a city in Switzerland, known for being the headquarters of many international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the Red Cross and agencies of the United Nations. It is the second most populous city in Switzerland with a rich history dating back to ancient Roman times. It's also recognized for its significant contributions to the field of diplomacy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genevanoun

    the chief city of Switzerland

  2. Genevanoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Geneva is ranked #76275 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Geneva surname appeared 252 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Geneva.

    88.8% or 224 total occurrences were White.
    5.9% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.7% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. avenge

  2. vangee

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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. Henri Laaksonen:

    I played last week in Geneva a little bit better, and here I had some tough matches in( qualifying), today was just( an) amazing match for me. I was playing really aggressive and it paid off.

  2. Joe Yun:

    The thing that would make Hawaii difficult is that there is no DPRK embassy there, within The US, New York is possible because there is a North Korea mission there. The US is the same in parts of Europe like Geneva and Stockholm.

  3. Jordan Sekulow:

    As the U.S. government sits down with Iran in Geneva it is imperative that our diplomats carry out President Obama's promise to young Jacob and secure Pastor Saeed's release in advance of any formal agreement with Iran.

  4. Ukrainian Parliament:

    This is yet another example of the illegal, cynical and barbaric acts perpetrated by the Russian armed forces in the context of their reckless and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine, we call on the Russian military authorities to Ivan Fedorov immediately and to ensure that Ivan Fedorov health and safety is preserved. We urge the Russian authorities to fully respect the Geneva Conventions on combatants and non-combatant civilians and prisoners of war, as well as all relevant provisions of International Humanitarian Law.

  5. Bassma Kodmani:

    We only came to Geneva after receiving assurances and commitments and we have precise commitments on the fact there would be serious progress on the humanitarian situation, we can't start political negotiations until we have those gestures (in place).

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