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Meaning of GONDOLA

Pronunciation:  'gândlu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  car suspended from an airship and carrying personnel and cargo and power plant
  2. [n]  long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice
  3. [n]  a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof

GONDOLA is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: car, gondola car
 See Also: airship, boat, compartment, dirigible, freight car



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gon"do*la\, n. [It., dim. of gonda a gondola; cf. LL.
    gandeia a kind of boat, Gr. ? a drinking vessel; said to be a
    Persian word; cf. F. gondole gondola, cup.]
    1. A long, narrow boat with a high prow and stern, used in
       the canals of Venice. A gondola is usually propelled by
       one or two oarsmen who stand facing the prow, or by
       poling. A gondola for passengers has a small open cabin
       amidships, for their protection against the sun or rain. A
       sumptuary law of Venice required that gondolas should be
       painted black, and they are customarily so painted now.
    2. A flat-bottomed boat for freight. [U. S.]
    3. A long platform car, either having no sides or with very
       low sides, used on railroads. [U. S.]
  2. \Gon"do*la\, n. (A["e]ronautics)
    An elongated car under a dirigible.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or riding in a gondola in your dream, refers to romance, fantasy, and idealistic love. Things are going will in your relationship or some aspect of your waking life. Alternatively, it indicates your need to take time off and go off on an adventure.