CENTO


CENTO
/sen"toh/, n.
a former organization (1959-79) for economic and military cooperation, established as successor to the Baghdad Pact, and comprising Great Britain, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. The U.S. had affiliate status.
[Cen(tral) T(reaty) O(rganization)]

* * *

Italy
      town, Emilia-Romagna regione, north-central Italy, on the Reno River, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Bologna. A chapel was built in the church of Santa Maria del Rosario for the 17th-century Baroque painter Guercino (G.F. Barbieri), who is represented in the local art gallery and was born in Cento. Several churches, notably the Santa Maria del Rosario, also contain the painter's works. The town, which is overlooked by the Rocca (a 14th-century castle), was founded on an island formed by the Reno and Po rivers. A little more than a mile beyond the Reno is Pieve di Cento, to which Cento was formerly joined. The town has hemp and metal industries. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 32,204.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • CENTO — CENTO, small Italian town near Ferrara, north central Italy. Cento is probably the place of origin of the Meati family (100 = Heb. me ah = cento in Italian), known from the 13th century as translators. In 1390 the banker Emanuele del Gaudio… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cento — Administration Pays  Italie Région …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CENTO — ist die Abkürzung für Central Treaty Organization. Dies war seit 1959 der Name für den 1955 gegründeten Bagdad Pakt. Mitgliedsstaaten der CENTO Dieser war ein reines Verteidigungsbündnis und wurde zuerst am 24. Februar 1955 vom Irak und der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cento [1] — Cento, lat., ursprünglich ein geflicktes Kleid; bei dem Verfall der klass. Poesie der Name von Gedichten, die aus Stellen der alten Dichter in anderer Verbindung zusammengeflickt wurden; der bekannteste Cento ist der Cento nuptialis des Ausonius… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cento — {{hw}}{{cento}}{{/hw}}[100 nella numerazione araba, C in quella romana] A agg. num. card. inv. 1 Indica una quantità composta di dieci decine. 2 (est.) Molti, parecchi: te l ho detto cento volte. B s. m. inv. Il numero cento e il segno che lo… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • cento — / tʃɛnto/ agg. num. card. [lat. centum ], invar. 1. [in quantità pari a dieci volte dieci] ▶◀ [per lo più con valore approssimativo] (un) centinaio (di). 2. (estens.) [con valore indeterminato, in grande quantità: te l ho detto almeno c. volte ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cento — (izg. čȇnto) m DEFINICIJA literarno ili muzičko djelo sastavljeno od manjih odlomaka različitih djela (ob. do 18. st.) ETIMOLOGIJA tal. cento ← grč. kéntrōn: dronjak, krparija …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Cento — Cen to, n.; pl. {Centos}. [L. cento a garment of several pieces sewed together, patchwork, a poem made up of various verses of another poem.] A literary or a musical composition formed by selections from different authors disposed in a new order …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CENTO — index melange Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 CENTO …   Law dictionary

  • CENTO — cum cilicio, confunditur Servio ad haec Virgiliana, l. 3. Georg. v. 312. Setasque comantes Castrorum in morem et miseris velamina nautis. Ait enim, quia de ciliciis poliuntur loricae et tegumtur tabulaeta turrium, ne iactis facibus ignis possit… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cento [1] — Cento (lat.), 1) aus verschiedenen Stücken zusammengesetztes Zeuch; 2) grobes Tuch, welches unter den Tragsattel der Lastthiere gelegt od. womit die Belagerungsmaschinen zur Schwächung der Kraft der geworfenen Geschosse überdeckt wurden; auch… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.