Definition of Mantua

1. Noun. Loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Generic synonyms: Gown



Definition of Mantua

1. n. A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy.

Definition of Mantua

1. Proper noun. Province of Lombardy, Italy. ¹

2. Proper noun. City and capital of Mantua. ¹

3. Noun. An article of loose clothing popular in 17th- and 18th century France. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mantua

1. a woman's gown [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mantua

1. 1. A superior kind of rich silk formerly exported from Mantua in Italy. 2. A woman's cloak or mantle; also, a woman's gown. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantua

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mantoes
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mantra
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mantram
mantrams
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mantraps
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mantua (current term)
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manual
manual(a)
manual alphabet
manual communication
manual dexterity
manual labor
manual laborer
manual laborers

Literary usage of Mantua

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"I remember, when I was a young man, that I went to mantua, where I was very kindly received, and stayed there several years. I pray and command you, ..."

2. Northern Italy, Including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes Through by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1913)
"The train passes the Citadel of mantua and crosses the Ponte dei ... In summer the mosquitoes at mantua are troublesome (comp. p. xxiii). ..."

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