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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
milk/fuel/pizza etc delivery
▪ I gave the kids some money for a pizza delivery.
pizza parlor
▪ She hurls a bashed pizza box, like a Frisbee, into the dumpster.
▪ If you let him send his resume on a pizza box, he will land a job.
▪ The violation earned the pizza parlor a $ 500 citation and opened the owners to possible further action.
▪ We think we are having quality time with our children; they think we are eating pizza.
▪ We never go out to eat anymore or have pizza at home.
▪ Increasingly, people are eating sandwiches and pizzas on bagels.
▪ The dough is simple to make and because these pizzas are small they are quick to cook.
▪ The chefs cook in front of customers, and you can make your own pizzas.
▪ No self-respecting pasta-maker would use anything else for making fresh pasta or pizza, come to that.
▪ You can serve your guests any fancy meal you want because you can always order pizza for the kids.
▪ The waitress comes and we order a pizza.
▪ Tired from hiking, we checked in, turned on the television and ordered a pizza.
▪ When Zeller sleepily answered that he had not ordered a pizza, the caller became abusive, screaming obscenities and making threats.
▪ So they decided not to cook on Friday nights and to order pizza for everybody instead.
▪ We sat in the icy blast and ordered pizza.
▪ I remember once when we ordered pizza, Gutfreund came over.
I could murder a beer/pizza etc
▪ Beer followed pizza and we looked round the Roman amphitheatre which had been built by Roman legionnaires 1,800 years before.
▪ But I like the idea, akin to miniature escargot pizza.
▪ But when rain comes, they go to pizza.
▪ It has a distinctive texture which becomes stringy when cooked and is most famous served on top of pizzas or lasagne.
▪ No self-respecting pasta-maker would use anything else for making fresh pasta or pizza, come to that.
▪ So they decided not to cook on Friday nights and to order pizza for everybody instead.
▪ Tired from hiking, we checked in, turned on the television and ordered a pizza.
▪ With its pizza boa paint and racing addenda, I thought this car was going to be hellish to drive.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1935, from Italian pizza, originally "cake, tart, pie," of uncertain origin. The 1907 "Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana" reports it is said to be from dialectal pinza "clamp" (from Latin pinsere "to pound, stamp"). Klein suggests a connection via loan-translation with Medieval Greek pitta "cake, pie," from Greek pitta "pitch" (cognate with Latin adjective piceus "of pitch"). See also pita. \n


n. 1 (context uncountable English) A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese(,) and other ingredients such as meat, vegetables or fruit 2 (context countable English) A single instance of this dish


n. Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese [syn: pizza pie]


Pizza is a flatbread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments. The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish and its variants have since become popular in many areas of the world.

In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed dish. The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (the True Neapolitan Pizza Association) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with headquarters in Naples. It promotes and protects the "true Neapolitan pizza".

Pizza is sold fresh or frozen, either whole or in portions, and is a common fast food item in Europe and North America. Various types of ovens are used to cook them and many varieties exist. Several similar dishes are prepared from ingredients commonly used in pizza preparation, such as calzone and stromboli.

Pizza (disambiguation)

Pizza (; ) is a popular Italian dish.

Pizza may also refer to:

Pizza (EP)

Pizza is a concept EP and the third by Horse the Band, released September 5, 2006 through Koch Records. The EP was recorded in place of Horse the Band not finishing their time on The Stampeading Machines Tour. 550 limited edition copies of the EP were pressed in the 10" vinyl format, sold in cardboard pizza boxes, on the band's label LIF Records.

This is the band's last release to feature drummer Eli Green.

Pizza (2005 film)

Pizza is a 2005 coming-of-age independent film written and directed by Mark Christopher, filmed in and around Milford, Pennsylvania in 2003. It was screened at the Seattle International Film Festival on May 27, 2005 and had a limited release on January 20, 2006. The region 1 DVD was released on October 24, 2006.

Pizza (album)

Pizza is the third album by French rocker Alain Bashung, issued in 1981 on Philips Records.

Pizza (programming language)

Pizza is an open-source superset of the Java programming language with the following new features:

  • Generics
  • Function pointers
  • Case classes and pattern matching (a.k.a. algebraic types)

In August 2001, the developers made a compiler capable of working with Java. Most Pizza applications can run in a Java environment, but certain cases will cause problems.

Work on Pizza has more or less stopped since 2002. Its main developers have concentrated instead on the Generic Java project, another attempt to add generics to Java which was eventually adopted into the official language version 1.5. The pattern matching and other functional programming-like features have been further developed in the Scala programming language. Martin Odersky remarked, "we wanted to integrate the functional and object-oriented parts in a cleaner way than what we were able to achieve before with the Pizza language. [...] In Pizza we did a clunkier attempt, and in Scala I think we achieved a much smoother integration between the two."

Pizza (TV series)

Pizza was an Australian television series on the Australian television network SBS. The series has a spin-off feature length movie, Fat Pizza, released in 2003, and a best-of highlights video/DVD that featured previously unreleased footage and a schoolies exposé, released in 2004. In addition to this, a theatre show entitled "Fat Pizza", starring several characters from the show, toured the Australian east coast. In 2014, the storyline of the series was combined with that of Housos to create the motion picture Fat Pizza vs. Housos. The film was shown in Australian cinemas from November 27, 2014 onwards.

Through ironic and self-conscious references, Pizza involves themes of ethnicity and stereotypes, cars, sex, illicit drugs, and violence to produce its sometimes mean-spirited dark humour.

The television program is noted for its frequent cameo appearances of numerous Australian celebrities of all varieties, including actors, comedians, professional athletes, and other public figures.

Pizza (2012 film)

Pizza is a 2012 Indian Tamil thriller film written and directed by debutant Karthik Subbaraj. The film features Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan in lead roles, while Aadukalam Naren, Jayakumar, Pooja and Simha play supporting roles. The story is about how a pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious predicament and how it causes a dramatic change in his life. The film, produced by C. V. Kumaran, released by sangam cinemas a leading multiplex in Tamil Nadu and featuring music by Santhosh Narayanan, was the first Tamil film to feature 7.1 surround sound. Pizza released on 19 October 2012 and went on to become a major critical and commercial success. It was later dubbed into Telugu (as Pizza) and remade into Kannada as Whistle and remade in Hindi as Pizza in 3d. It is being remade in Bengali as Golpo Holeo Shotti

Pizza (2014 film)

Pizza is an Indian Hindi supernatural thriller film directed by Akshay Akkineni. The film stars Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Dipannita Sharma in the lead roles, while Arunoday Singh, Rajesh Sharma, Omkar Das Manikpuri and Sonali Sachdev play supporting roles. The film is a remake of 2012 Tamil film, Pizza, directed by Karthik Subbaraj and was released on 18 July 2014.

Usage examples of "pizza".

I ran, carrying the cat litter box like a pizza tray, disrupting the class, causing Winnie to become highly agitato, unable to explain because I had a cigar in my mouth and was carrying a pizza tray and running for my life from men who were carrying wildly beeping receivers which made them Israeli spies and men who were wildly firing weapons which made them Arab terrorists and the whole macho parade failing to arouse or interest the girls in the slightest, which, of course, made them lesbians.

The pizza was good, and the ambience was pleasant, though hardly elegant.

They lower the professor, imbedded in his donkey-shaped pizza loaf, to street level in the freight elevator, joined by two bleary-eyed old ladies who squat in a corner to pee, and at the bottom they roll him out into the Sotoportego del Capello, the dimly lit alleyway behind the palazzo.

With an uprush of feeling that choked her, she realized with what deep longing she wanted central heating and inner-spring mattresses, supermarkets and intensive care, microwave pizzas and noisy, crowded, polluted cities where you could go out alone for the day without needing a troop of friends, all armed to the teeth, to ensure that you got home again.

Viv had never stopped sucking, even years after she ran off with Ooze, television in one hand, fifth of scotch in the other, leaving Frank with a gnawing hunger that would consume him like a slow fire and would not be satisfied by pizza, and he would retire out of boredom and curiosity to a Nursing Camp with a TV set, a cybersex unit and a Hollywood radiator, until one day when he would escape and journey through furrowed tunnels to the foul nightmare worlds of his imagination realized and manifested, to the uncharted lands beneath the shopping malls, and he would work his way back to thls place, the here and now, wherever that might be, and he would die, in a room filled with hyperactive children and thinking appliances with the cold taste of rubberish pizza still on his lips.

He sees the deejay, Craig Smith, executing a difficult mix and pulling it off with the casual nonchalance of an experienced New York pizza chef in Little Italy, throwing together one of those appetising creations.

He was finishing off a drippy slice of pizza, heading into the Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Along each side of the long center aisle there were stalls selling yogurt with fruit topping, kielbasy on a roll with sauerkraut, lobster rolls, submarine sandwiches, French bread, country pate, Greek salad, sweet and sour chicken, baklava, cookies, bagels, oysters, cheese, fresh fruit on a stick, ice cream, cheesecake, barbecued chicken, pizza, doughnuts, cookies, galantine of duck, roast beef sandwiches with chutney on fresh-baked bread, bean sprouts, dried peaches, jumbo cashews and other nuts.

In the silence of the guest room I settled into the chair, sighed, and popped one of the pizza hunks into my mouth.

She catalogued her town: a library, four pharmacies, three banks, a gymnasium for power-lifting and another that metamorphosed into a billiard hall, a market twice a week, a hypermarket that had opened with feathery widgeon stuffed in the freezer and now sold frozen pizza, a cordon of new pink apartment buildings and cinema on Fridays.

Erin and I ate the pizza while Koko feasted on nuts and seeds and scoops of yummy-looking gray stuff from a plastic bag.

Leah and Friesen shared in our meal, Nast looked at the pizza as if expecting the mushrooms to start crawling.

Now, standing at the end of Pier 17 and ruminatively chewing on a thick and floppy pizza, I felt that I was nibbling on the corpse of a great metropolis.

And I think a good pizza with the sausage and the pepperoni and the double cheese-the way I love it-is just wonderful.

And I squandered yesterday afternoon when I had that pepperoni double cheese pizza.