What does pizza mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pizza, pizza pie(noun)

    Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese

Wiktionary

  1. pizza(Noun)

    A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients such as meat, vegetables or fruit

  2. pizza(Noun)

    A single instance of this dish

Wikipedia

  1. Pizza

    Pizza (Italian: [ˈpittsa], Neapolitan: [ˈpittsə]) is a savory dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and various other ingredients (anchovies, olives, meat, etc.) baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. A small pizza is sometimes called a pizzetta. In Italy, pizza served in formal settings, such as at a restaurant, is presented unsliced and eaten with the use of a knife and fork. In casual settings it is cut into wedges to be eaten while held in the hand. The term pizza was first recorded in the 10th century in a Latin manuscript from the Southern Italian town of Gaeta in Lazio, on the border with Campania. Modern pizza was invented in Naples, and the dish and its variants have since become popular in many countries. It has become one of the most popular foods in the world and a common fast food item in Europe and North America, available at pizzerias (restaurants specializing in pizza), restaurants offering Mediterranean cuisine, and via pizza delivery. Many companies sell ready-baked frozen pizzas to be reheated in an ordinary home oven. The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (lit. True Neapolitan Pizza Association) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with headquarters in Naples that aims to promote traditional Neapolitan pizza. In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was registered with the European Union as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed dish, and in 2017 the art of its making was included on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.

Freebase

  1. Pizza

    Pizza is an oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. Pizza was originally invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish has since become popular in many parts of the world. An establishment that makes and sells pizzas is called a "pizzeria". Many varieties of pizza exist worldwide, along with several dish variants based upon pizza. In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish. Also, October is traditionally national Pizza month.

Editors Contribution

  1. pizza

    A type of food and food product.

    Pizza is loved by many.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pizza' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3557

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pizza in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pizza in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pizza in a Sentence

  1. Mary Alloy:

    Kimberly LaRussa texted me one night and was like,' Hey, what would you think about putting pictures of the dogs on pizza boxes ?' and I just couldn't wait, we are all animal lovers here, so I got permission from the franchise to do it and immediately got to work.

  2. Eric Palmieri:

    It was a huge hit with customers, and the following winter, I made a fairly simple [New England] Patriots logo pizza during their 2017 title run.

  3. Ken Muskat:

    Traditionally, people used to think of cruising as buffets and pizza and hot dogs. It’s not like that anymore, you have that if you want, but you really have some very high-end restaurants that are, for a nominal fee, very much worth it.

  4. Vickie Kloeris:

    Pizza is one and so is ice cream.

  5. Anthony Falco:

    Go to your favorite pizza place and see if they’ll sell you a raw dough for $3 or $4.

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