Geneva cross
Geneva Ge*ne"va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster]

{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 In form it was a small quarto, and soon superseded the large folio of Cranmer's translation.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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Geneva cross — n. RED CROSS (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Geneva cross — noun Etymology: from its adoption by the Geneva convention Date: circa 1889 Red Cross …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Geneva Cross — (see Cross of Geneva) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Geneva cross — Gene′va cross′ n. a red Greek cross on a white background, displayed to distinguish ambulances, hospitals, and persons belonging to the Red Cross Society • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Geneva cross — a red Greek cross on a white background, displayed to distinguish ambulances, hospitals, and persons belonging to the Red Cross Society. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Geneva cross — /dʒənivə ˈkrɒs/ (say juhneevuh kros) noun a red Greek cross on a white ground, displayed in war, etc., to distinguish ambulances, hospitals, and persons serving them; Red Cross …   Australian English dictionary

  • geneva cross — noun Usage: usually capitalized G : red cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geneva cross — noun see red cross I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geneva — Ge*ne va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster] {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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geneva Bible — Geneva Ge*ne va, prop. n. The chief city of Switzerland. [1913 Webster] {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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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