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Geneva

Geneva \Ge*ne"va\, n. [F. geni[`e]vre juniper, juniper berry, gin, OF. geneivre juniper, fr. L. juniperus the juniper tree: cf. D. jenever, fr. F. geni[`e]vre. See Juniper, and cf. Gin a liquor.] A strongly alcoholic liquor, flavored with juniper berries; -- made in Holland; Holland gin; Hollands.

Geneva

Geneva \Ge*ne"va\, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland.

Geneva Bible, a translation of the Bible into English, made and published by English refugees in Geneva (Geneva, 1560; London, 1576). It was the first English Bible printed in Roman type instead of the ancient black letter, the first which recognized the division into verses, and the first which omitted the Apocrypha. In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation. Called also Genevan Bible.

Geneva convention (Mil.), an agreement made by representatives of the great continental powers at Geneva and signed in 1864, establishing new and more humane regulation regarding the treatment of the sick and wounded and the status of those who minister to them in war. Ambulances and military hospitals are made neutral, and this condition affects physicians, chaplains, nurses, and the ambulance corps. Great Britain signed the convention in 1865.

Geneva cross (Mil.), a red Greek cross on a white ground; -- the flag and badge adopted in the Geneva convention.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Geneva

city in Switzerland, from Latin Genava, perhaps from a PIE root meaning "estuary" or one meaning "bend;" in either case a reference to its situation. The city was the headquarters of the League of Nations from 1920. \nThe original Geneva Convention to introduce humanitarian conduct in modern warfare dates from 1864; the most recent update was in 1949. The Geneva Protocol is a League of Nations document meant to settle international disputes; it dates from 1924. Earlier the city was associated with Calvinism. Meaning "gin" is from 1706 (see gin (n.1)).

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Geneva, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska
Population (2000): 2226
Housing Units (2000): 1050
Land area (2000): 1.497474 sq. miles (3.878440 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.497474 sq. miles (3.878440 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18405
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 40.526288 N, 97.601885 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 68361
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Geneva, NY -- U.S. city in New York
Population (2000): 13617
Housing Units (2000): 5564
Land area (2000): 4.255916 sq. miles (11.022771 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.589809 sq. miles (4.117587 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 5.845725 sq. miles (15.140358 sq. km)
FIPS code: 28640
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 42.869561 N, 76.988817 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 14456
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Geneva, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
Population (2000): 2601
Housing Units (2000): 970
Land area (2000): 11.390025 sq. miles (29.500028 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.036500 sq. miles (2.684522 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 12.426525 sq. miles (32.184550 sq. km)
FIPS code: 25750
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 28.737149 N, 81.117726 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 32732
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Geneva, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
Population (2000): 114
Housing Units (2000): 59
Land area (2000): 0.786850 sq. miles (2.037933 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000075 sq. miles (0.000195 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.786925 sq. miles (2.038128 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32412
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 32.579438 N, 84.550485 W
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Geneva, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
Population (2000): 6595
Housing Units (2000): 2660
Land area (2000): 3.996023 sq. miles (10.349651 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.996023 sq. miles (10.349651 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29610
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.800098 N, 80.945784 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 44041
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Geneva, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
Population (2000): 19515
Housing Units (2000): 6895
Land area (2000): 8.406503 sq. miles (21.772743 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.175534 sq. miles (0.454631 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 8.582037 sq. miles (22.227374 sq. km)
FIPS code: 28872
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.885722 N, 88.311771 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 60134
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Geneva, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
Population (2000): 1368
Housing Units (2000): 621
Land area (2000): 1.147591 sq. miles (2.972246 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.125544 sq. miles (0.325157 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.273135 sq. miles (3.297403 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27216
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 40.592401 N, 84.960054 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 46740
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Geneva, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 115
Housing Units (2000): 50
Land area (2000): 0.217295 sq. miles (0.562791 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.217295 sq. miles (0.562791 sq. km)
FIPS code: 28768
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 41.561797 N, 80.226310 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Geneva, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 171
Housing Units (2000): 77
Land area (2000): 0.427125 sq. miles (1.106248 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.427125 sq. miles (1.106248 sq. km)
FIPS code: 30135
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.675905 N, 93.131396 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 50633
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Geneva, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama
Population (2000): 4388
Housing Units (2000): 2097
Land area (2000): 14.871934 sq. miles (38.518131 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.176438 sq. miles (0.456972 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 15.048372 sq. miles (38.975103 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29464
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 31.038181 N, 85.876677 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 36340
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Headwords:
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Geneva, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 449
Housing Units (2000): 186
Land area (2000): 0.409197 sq. miles (1.059816 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.409197 sq. miles (1.059816 sq. km)
FIPS code: 23354
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 43.822885 N, 93.268486 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56035
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Headwords:
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Geneva, WA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Washington
Population (2000): 2257
Housing Units (2000): 809
Land area (2000): 1.041733 sq. miles (2.698075 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.240366 sq. miles (0.622545 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.282099 sq. miles (3.320620 sq. km)
FIPS code: 26420
Located within: Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location: 48.746730 N, 122.405775 W
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Geneva -- U.S. County in Alabama
Population (2000): 25764
Housing Units (2000): 12115
Land area (2000): 576.280451 sq. miles (1492.559453 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.623079 sq. miles (6.793742 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 578.903530 sq. miles (1499.353195 sq. km)
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 31.094579 N, 85.796983 W
Headwords:
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Wikipedia
Geneva

Geneva (, , , , , ) is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population of , and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France (< 30mins distance). Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named "Métropole lémanique" contains a population of 1.25 million. This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards the Riviera area ( Vevey, Montreux) and north-east towards Yverdon-les-Bains, in the neighbouring canton of Vaud.

Geneva is a global city, a financial center, and worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva is the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.

Geneva was ranked as the world's ninth most important financial centre for competitiveness by the Global Financial Centres Index, ahead of Frankfurt, and third in Europe behind London and Zürich. A 2009 survey by Mercer found that Geneva has the third-highest quality of life of any city in the world (behind Vienna and Zürich for expatriates; it is narrowly outranked by Zürich). The city has been referred to as the world's most compact metropolis and the "Peace Capital". In 2009 and 2011, Geneva was ranked as, respectively, the fourth and fifth most expensive city in the world.

Geneva (disambiguation)

Geneva is the second-most-populous city in Switzerland.

Geneva may also refer to:

Geneva (band)

Geneva were a British alternative rock band from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Geneva (Russian Circles album)

Geneva is the third full-length album by the instrumental rock band Russian Circles, and was released on October 20, 2009. The album was recorded in May 2009 with Brandon Curtis of The Secret Machines. The vinyl version of the album was released by Sargent House and was available on both a black 2x12" 45 rpm edition and a more limited clear 2x12" 45 rpm edition.

Geneva (Alexandria, Louisiana)

Geneva is located in Alexandria, Louisiana. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1984.

Geneva (play)

Geneva, a Fancied Page of History in Three Acts (1938) is a topical play by George Bernard Shaw. It describes a summit meeting designed to contain the increasingly dangerous behaviour of three dictators, Herr Battler, Signor Bombardone, and General Flanco (parodies of Hitler, Mussolini and Franco).

Because of its topicality in the run up to World War II, the play was constantly rewritten by Shaw to take account of rapidly changing events. Though initially a success, the play's flippant portrayal of Hitler and fascism have limited revivals in later years.

Geneva (typeface)

Geneva is a realist sans-serif typeface designed by Susan Kare for Apple Computer. It is one of the oldest fonts shipped with the Macintosh operating system. The original version was a bitmap font, but later versions were converted to TrueType when that technology became available on the Macintosh platform. Because this Macintosh font is not commonly available on other platforms, many users find Verdana, Microsoft Sans Serif or Arial to be an acceptable substitute.

Geneva was originally a redesigned version of the famous Linotype typeface Helvetica; the TrueType version of the font is somewhat different. Helvetica comes from the Latin name for Switzerland, in which sans-serifs of this type are very popular; Geneva is Switzerland's second-largest city.

The bitmap version varied by appearance in different sizes; in smaller sizes, the lowercase i, j and l had serifs on the top, the lowercase y was parallel, the centre vertex of the uppercase M was much higher, and the 3 had a flat top. Larger sizes of the font depicted said characters as how they appear in the TrueType version. From Mac OS 8.5 onwards, the bitmap version removed said serifs from the lowercase i, j and l and the lowercase y became angled like in the TrueType version, but the 3 kept the flat top. The bitmap designs are still available on newer versions of the Terminal app.

Unusually for neo-grotesque faces, the current version of Geneva includes a basic set of ligatures and the archaic long s and R rotunda as optional alternates.

A slightly modified version of Geneva known as Simple can be found in the Apple Newton operating system.

Geneva (given name)

Geneva is a Germanic female given name, which means " juniper tree". Geneva is an obscure name. Less than 200 babies in the United States are named Geneva every year. The name Geneva was most popular in the 1920s, and made up almost 0.002% of birth names. Today, there are approximately 43,567 people named Geneva in the US. The most common age group with the name Geneva is 84 years.

The name Geneva may refer to:

  • Geneva Carr (born 1971), American actress
  • Geneva Cruz (born 1976), Filipino singer
  • Geneva Mercer (1889–1984), American artist
  • Geneva Mitchell (1907–1949), American actress
  • Geneva Overholser (born 1948), American journalist
  • Geneva PeGan , professional yo-yo'er and live animal juggler

Usage examples of "geneva".

Geneva Bible continued to hold its position in English affections, at least partly because it was so useful for its notes and appendices, a guidebook to the world of the divine.

He explained that William Ashberry had hired Thompson Boyd, a professional killer, to murder Geneva Settle.

An audiocassette that had been delivered to him in Geneva Sunday afternoon during lunch.

There was a sign on the wall certifying that one Geneva Zuri was licensed to practice audiology in the state of Virginia.

Marcoline, the girl he took away from his younger brother, the Abby Casanova, at Geneva in 1763.

They left Grenoble on the 25th, and pursued their way by Chambery to Geneva, taking care to dispose of most of their French tracts by the way, lest they should be stopped at the Savoy custom-house.

When Geneva flew in at Christmastime, I was driven up to the mansion to see her.

We took the cogwheel to Alpnachstad, where a couple of jets were waiting to bring us to Geneva.

He might have to take a new identity to keep the Geneva account going, work from Paris or West Berlin, give up his Efe in America.

Appleton, in fact, did his own experiments using transmitters in England and Geneva - and he too heard distinct long-delayed echoes - delayed up to twenty-five seconds - during a radio transmission from Eindhoven in 1929.

He remembered that his boyhood friend Ben, now a Eurobond trader in Geneva, had once had aspirations for the stage.

Ben, now a Eurobond trader in Geneva, had once had aspirations for the stage.

I wrote in haste to the syndic, telling him that an important and sudden call obliged me to start for Lausanne, but that I should have the pleasure of supping with him and his three friends at Geneva on the following day.

Bonnivard, a Genevese, was imprisoned by the Duke of Savoy in Chillon on the lake of Geneva for his courageous defence of his country against the tyranny with which Piedmont threatened it during the first half of the seventeenth century.

Trimnel, bishop of Norwich, expatiated on the insolence of Sacheverel, who had arraigned archbishop Grindal, one of the eminent reformers, as a perfidious prelate, for having favoured and tolerated the discipline of Geneva.