Definition of Pompeii

1. Noun. Ancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius.

Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy



Definition of Pompeii

1. Proper noun. A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in 79AD ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pompeii

Pomeroy's operation
Pommyland
Pomo
Pomoan
Pomolobus
Pomolobus pseudoharengus
Pomoxis
Pomoxis annularis
Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Pompe's disease
Pompe disease
Pompeian
Pompeian red
Pompeiana
Pompeians
Pompeii
Pompeiian
Pompeiians
Pompey
Pompey the Great
Pompocali
Pomptine
Ponca
Poncirus
Poncirus trifoliata
Pondicherry
Ponfick
Ponfick's shadow
Pong
Pongamia

Literary usage of Pompeii

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Italy by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1877)
"pompeii. the day and a reflection of tire at night, which may be observed from Naples. Even if its state is that of perfect repose, which is not often the ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1863)
"Along the high mound which now surrounds pompeii, a tramroad ha« been laid down, ... They are to be preserved in pompeii, and four bronze tables, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1867)
"But so great has been the progress effected since in the excavation of pompeii that the present compilation may be regarded as almost a new and independent ..."

4. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1906)
"A NEW WORK UPON pompeii. Can one ever wonder at the triteness of the ... As a precipitate hand guide in pompeii itself, this quarto edition would have no ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1831)
"pompeii. Vol. I. Published by the Society, for the Diffusion of Useful Kowledge. London : C. Knight, 1831. NOT one of all the volumes hitherto sent forth by ..."

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