Italy

geographical name It·a·ly \ ˈi-tə-lē \
variants: or Italian Italia play \ē-ˈtäl-yä\ or Latin Italia play \ə-ˈtal-yə, i-\

Definition of Italy

1 peninsula 760 miles (1223 kilometers) long in southern Europe projecting into the Mediterranean between the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas
2 country comprising the peninsula of Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, and numerous other islands; a republic since 1946, formerly a kingdom; capital Rome area 116,313 square miles (302,251 square kilometers), population 59,433,744
see also 1italian


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