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Geneva definition


This page has 9 definitions of Geneva in English. Geneva is a noun and proper noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



Mentioned in Latin texts as Genava. Probably via a Proto-Celtic *genwā from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénw-eh₂, a derivative of *ǵónu in the sense of a bending river or estuary, possibly akin to Genoa.



Geneva (countable and uncountable, plural Genevas)

  1. Gin, especially jenever.

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  1. A city in Switzerland.
  2. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.
  3. The largest lake in Switzerland.
  4. A city, the county seat of Geneva County, Alabama, United States.
  5. A city, the county seat of Kane County, Illinois, United States.
  6. A city, the county seat of Fillmore County, Nebraska, United States.
  7. A female given name transferred from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.
  8. (by ellipsis) The Geneva Convention.

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