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Definition of the noun mantua

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noun - plural: mantuas

  1. loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: gown = a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions


  1. Mantua Township is a township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 15,217, reflecting an increase of 1,000 from the 14,217 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,143 from the 10,074 counted in the 1990 Census.
  2. Mantua is a village in Portage County, Ohio, United States. It was formed from portions of Mantua Township in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The population was 1,043 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Mantua is a town in eastern Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 687 at the 2010 census. Mantua was settled in the mid-19th century when future LDS President and then apostle and head church authority in Box Elder County Lorenzo Snow sent settlers to the valley to grow flax. The first group arrived in Mantua in 1863, and were all emigres from Denmark and their local leader was Hans Jens Jensen. Snow was from Mantua, Ohio, and the town was named after the Ohio community in his honor.

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Google previewTravels on the continent, Sicily, and the Lipari islands ... (1829)

by Richard Duppa

Mantua is an interesting city from the peculiarity of its situation, in the middle of a marsh and the rapid and wide spreading...

Google previewMantua and its province (2006)

Mantua is a provincial city but also a capital; it is a city on a human scale and home to one of Italy's largest and most...

Mantua is the city of Matilda of Canossa and the Gonzaga buildings, of the poetry of Virgil and the art of Mantegna and ...

Google previewWestern Civilization, Ideas, Politics, and Society, Comprehensive Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A mantua is an article of women's clothing worn in the late 17th century and 18th century. Originally a loose gown, the later mantua was an overgown or robe typically worn over stays, stomacher and a coordinating petticoat. Evolution of the ...

Google previewPhilosophical Writings (2005)

by Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Simons

Mantua is a city in northern Italy; Illyria is an ancient country in the northwestern part of the Balkan peninsula. We find the first reference to Twelfth Night in the journal of John Manningham in 1602. It is convincingly argued, however, that a more ...

Google previewShakespearian Comedy (2013)

by H. B. Charlton

It has inland waterways unown to geographers; the journey from Verona to Mantua is a sea—voyage; it is indeed a scenario in which all the material trappings of romance may be assembled. Mountain and forest are indispensable, mountains ...

Google previewKabbalah and Modernity (2010)

Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations by Boʿaz Hus, Marco Pasi, Kocku Von Stuckrad

Mantua is an ancient town that, from the Renaissance to the end of the eighteenth century, was a very active center of Jewish studies that made, among others, a significant contribution in the field of mysticism. The director of the library was ...

Google previewA new and complete system of universal geography, or, An authentic history and interesting description of the whole world, and its inhabitants : comprehending a copious and entertaining account of all the empires, kingdoms, states, republics, and colonies, of Asia, Africa, America, and Europe... : with faithful accounts of all the new discoveries, that have been made by the most celebrated navigators of various nations... : to which will be subjoined, a useful compendium of astronomy, with remarks on the use of the globes, &c. : the whole concluding with a copious index, upon a plan entirely new, and designed to form a general gazetteer of the world (1822)

by Christopher Kelly

MANTUA is a very strong city, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

It is still called Mantua, and was the capital of the late duchy, N* 4 .

Google previewThe Complete Costume Dictionary (2011)

by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

mantua: 1. Early Georgian (1700–1750 C.E.). Formal gown with formal drapery in the back. Worn over boned bodice and with elaborate skirt. Popular in United Kingdom longer ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

MANTUA, embellish. The celebrated Hall of the Giants is a s*» V— ...

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1960)

by John R. Clark Hall, Herbert Dean Meritt

EL congreso de Mantua. Poco despues, el 27 de mayo, Pio II llega a Mantua. El marques Lu- dovico de Gonzaga consigue eclipsar los esplendores de Ferrara. Ofrece al Papa las Haves de la ciudad. Las calles se encuentran engalanadas ...

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Scrabble value of M3A1N1T1U1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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