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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
ciao

parting salutation, 1929, dialectal variant of Italian schiavo "(your obedient) servant," literally "slave," from Medieval Latin sclavus "slave" (see slave (n.)).

Wiktionary
ciao

interj. 1 hello, hi (qualifier: especially US), howdy (qualifier: US). 2 bye, goodbye.

WordNet
ciao

n. an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian) [syn: aloha]

Wikipedia
CIAO

CIAO may refer to:

  • CIAO (AM), a radio station (530 AM) licensed to Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Component-Integrated ACE ORB, a CORBA Component Model (CCM) implementation
Ciao (website)

Ciao is a European-based online-shopping portal with websites in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden. In February 2008, the company launched an American version of the site, Ciao.com. The site provides a forum where registered users can write reviews and give their opinions on a wide variety of products to help others make decisions. These reviews are available to the general public to help consumers, but are also rated by other Ciao users on their usefulness on a scale ranging from exceptional to off-topic. When a review is read by a member, the author gets money added to their account. Members may also receive money through online surveys and referring friends. Ciao is free to sign up for.

As well as offering reviews, the site also provides price comparison (working with merchants and agencies who provide data feeds) and allows the user to click through and purchase products.

Ciao claims that it reaches an audience of 28.4 million monthly unique visitors (ComScore, January 2013) in Europe.

CIAO (AM)

CIAO is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 530 AM in Brampton, Ontario. The station, owned by Evanov Communications, broadcasts a multilingual programming format. CIAO's studios are located on Dundas Street West in the Eatonville neighbourhood of Toronto, while its transmitter is located near Hornby.

Ciao (disambiguation)

Ciao is an informal Italian verbal salutation or greeting.

Ciao may also refer to:

  • Ciao (programming language), a computer programming language
  • Ciao (film), a 2008 film written by Alessandro Calza and directed by Yen Tan
  • CIAO (AM), a multicultural radio station in Brampton, Ontario
  • "Ciao!", a song by Lush
  • Ciao! (Mauro Scocco album), a 1992 album by Mauro Scocco
  • Ciao! (Tiga album), a 2009 album by Tiga
  • Ciao (magazine), a girls' anime and manga magazine published by Shogakukan
  • Ciao (website), an e-commerce site
  • Ciao, the 1990 FIFA World Cup mascot
  • Piaggio Ciao, a motorbike produced by Piaggio
  • CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online, an electronic database from Columbia University Press
  • Chief Information Assurance Officer
Ciao (film)

Ciao is a 2008 gay independent film directed and co-written by Yen Tan, starring Adam Neal Smith, Alessandro Calza, Charles W. Blaum and Ethel Lung.

Ciao (magazine)

is a Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Shogakukan for girls about 9–15 years old. The first issue was launched in 1977. Formerly, the magazine attached paper crafts, but now attaches goods (cosmetics, watches, pencils, notebooks, etc.) that are different every month. The magazine's competitors are Ribon and Nakayoshi.

Ciao (programming language)

Ciao is a general-purpose programming language which supports logic, constraint, functional, higher-order, and object-oriented programming styles. Its main design objectives are high expressive power, extensibility, safety, reliability, and efficient execution.

Usage examples of "ciao".

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