Definition of Geneva

1. Noun. A city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations.

Exact synonyms: Geneve, Genf
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland
Member holonyms: Genevan

2. Noun. Gin made in the Netherlands.
Exact synonyms: Holland Gin, Hollands
Generic synonyms: Gin

Definition of Geneva

1. n. The chief city of Switzerland.

2. n. A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.

Definition of Geneva

1. Proper noun. A city in Switzerland. ¹

2. Proper noun. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital. ¹

3. Proper noun. Largest lake in Switzerland. ¹

4. Proper noun. (given name female from=place names), from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra. ¹

5. Proper noun. (by ellipsis) The Geneva Convention. ¹

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Definition of Geneva

1. a liquor [n -S]

Medical Definition of Geneva

1. A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavores with juniper berries; made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands. Origin: F. Genievre juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. Geneivre juniper, fr. L. Juniperus the juniper tree: cf. D. Jenever, fr. F. Genievre. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor. The chief city of Switzerland. Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which recognised the division into verses, and the first which ommited the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also Genevan Bible. Geneva convention, a red Greek cross on a white ground; the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Geneva

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"In 440 St. Salonius appears as Bishop of geneva; he was a son of St. Eucherius, to whom the latter dedicated his Instructiones"; he took part in the ..."

2. Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol: Handbook by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1907)
"The long range of the "Voirons (4875'), to the NE of geneva, commanding a superb view of the Alpe of Savoy, the Jura Mts., etc., is another favourite point. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"He studied at the universities of geneva, Strasburg, and Bonn; was pastor of the geneva National Church at ..."

4. Italy: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1903)
"From Paris (geneva) to Turin by Mont Genis. 499 M. RAILWAY in 22-30'/j hrs. ... Restaurant), the junction of the geneva line, see Baedeker's Northern France ..."

5. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The geneva Convention of 1864 was originally signed only by Switzerland, Baden, Belgium, ... A better fate was in store for the geneva Convention 3 of 1906, ..."

6. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1906)
"PROTESTANTISM ESTABLISHED IN geneva people made use of their liberty to disregard the prescriptions of the Church in respect to abstinence from meat on fast ..."

7. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"By the little village of Chene we entered the territory or geneva, ... geneva, in my way to the fouth of France, I will defer my account of that ..."

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