Definition of Florence in US English:


proper noun

  • 1A city in western central Italy, the capital of Tuscany, on the Arno River; population 365,659 (2008). Florence was a leading center of the Italian Renaissance, especially under the rule of the Medici family during the 15th century.

    Italian name Firenze
  • 2An industrial and commercial city in northwestern Alabama, on the Tennessee River, east of Muscle Shoals; population 37,877 (est. 2008).

  • 3A city in northern Kentucky, southwest of Covington; population 27,745 (est. 2008).

  • 4A commercial city in northeastern South Carolina; population 31,570 (est. 2008).