What does pizza mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pizza, pizza pienoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. pizzanoun

    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. pizzanoun

    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  

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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  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. Martha McKittrick:

    One guy I counseled lost 80 pounds. ... He's been on a fairly rigid plan -- mostly fruit, protein and vegetables -- but this is what he wanted. Now he's excited about taking one day a week to have three pieces of pizza or whatever he desires... and he's excited about it and looking forward to it.

  2. Chris Sheldrick:

    If you're ordering a pizza to your home, if you're getting a package delivered from something you've bought online, if you want to get a taxi to somewhere ; we want you to be able to put in a three-word address just as if you were putting in something else, but knowing that it's far more accurate and far easier, and just works wherever you are in the world.

  3. Rodney Eckerman:

    You can dine quickly, it’s an affordable lunch experience, and we use a Roman-style pizza so you can eat the whole thing and not feel like you need to go back to the office and take a nap.

  4. Dick Cheney Obama:

    I love that man, we've gotten so close that some places in Indiana won't serve us pizza any more.

  5. Stacy Lynn Bourgeois:

    We know that beer and wine go great with pizza and we’re uniquely positioned to deliver these given many of our restaurants already serve beer and wine, when you combine that with our extensive network of delivery drivers, we’re excited to provide a unique and convenient experience for our customers.

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