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Pompeii

Definition:

an ancient city to the southeast of Naples that was buried by a volcanic eruption from Vesuvius

Class:

location noun (spatial position)

Part of:

Italy » Europe » Western World

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Latin Pompeii.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Pompeii
(Coordinates: 40.751°N 14.487°E)

an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Pompeii along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area, were mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m of ash... (44 of 5836 words, 22 images)

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Pompeii (disambiguation)

a ruined Roman city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania. Pompeii, Pompei or Pompeji may also refer to: Pompei, a modern Italian city near the ruins of the Roman city | Pompeii, Michigan, an unincorporated community in Fulton County, ... (41 of 233 words, 19 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Pompeii [ancient city, Italy] | Pompei [Italian]

ancient city of Campania, Italy, 14 miles southeast of Naples, at the southeastern base of Mount Vesuvius. It was built on a spur formed by a ... (26 of 741 words, 18 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/469420​/Pompeii

Collins Dictionary:

Pompeii

an ancient city in Italy, southeast of Naples: buried by an eruption of Vesuvius (79 ad); excavation of the site, which is extremely well preserved, ... (25 of 402 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pompeii

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Pompeii

ancient city of southern Italy, a port near Naples and at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. Possibly an old Oscan settlement, it was a Samnite city for ... (27 of 267 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0839633​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

Pompeii | Pompeian [adjective, noun, related] | Pompeiian [adjective, noun, related]

An ancient city of southern Italy southeast of Naples. Founded in the sixth or early fifth century B.C., it was a Roman colony by 80 B.C. and became a ... (29 of 74 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pompeii

Oxford Dictionary:

Pompeii

an ancient city in western Italy, south-east of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD; excavations of the site began ... (27 of 61 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Pompeii

Random House Dictionary:

Pompeii

an ancient city in southwestern Italy, on the Bay of Naples: it was buried along with Herculaneum by an eruption of nearby Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD; ... (27 of 38 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pompeii

Merriam-Webster:

Pompeii | Pompeian [adjective, noun, related] | Pompeiian [adjective, noun, related]

ancient city southern Italy southeast of Naples destroyed "AD" 79 by eruption of Mount Vesuvius (15 of 29 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pompeii

New World Dictionary:

Pompeii | Pompeian [adjective, noun, related]

ancient city in southern Italy, on the Bay of Naples: destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79) (18 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pompeii

Wiktionary:

Pompeii

A ruined Roman town in Italy, destroyed by Vesuvius (a volcano) in 79AD (13 of 22 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Pompeii

Macmillan British Dictionary:

it | it's not that...it's just that | it seems/looks/appears | like/hate/love etc it when

referring to something that has been mentioned ; used for referring to a ... | used as the subject/object of a sentence ; used instead of the subject ... (27 of 610 words, 14 definitions, 37 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/it

Cambridge Dictionary:

it [entry 2]

(as subject or object) the thing, animal or situation which has already been mentioned (14 of 69 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/it 2

Encarta Dictionary:

Pompeii

an ancient Roman city in southern Italy. It was buried by volcanic ash during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and has since been partly ... (27 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727952​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Pompeii

Origin: Latin Pompeii.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Pompeii

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Pompeii

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Pompeii"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pompeii

the Free Dictionary:

Pompeii

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Pompeii"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Pompeii"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Pompeii" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Pompeii

Google Dictionary:

Pompeii

Audio: English pronunciation of "Pompeii"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Pompeii

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Pompeii"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Pompeii

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Pompeii" by speech synthesizer

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