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Noun: Syracuse  'si-ru,kyoos
  1. A city in central New York
  2. A city in southeastern Sicily that was founded by Corinthians in the 8th century BC
    - Siracusa
  3. The Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse
    - siege of Syracuse
  4. The Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes)
    - siege of Syracuse

Type of: beleaguering, besieging, city, metropolis, military blockade, siege, urban center [US], urban centre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: Empire State, New York, New York State, NY, Sicilia, Sicily

Encyclopedia: Syracuse, New York metropolitan area