Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A theatrical district.
  • n. A marketplace.

Etymologies

After Rialto, an island of Venice where a market was situated.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Transition of Public to Private felicia - rialto, California

    The Transition of Public to Private

  • This I Believe Gift Shop that one person you mean the world to iliana - rialto, California

    that one person you mean the world to

  • Thanks. what side do bloods wear their bandannas katrien steppe sunfire dtshd clog personalized embroidered baptism bib womens moccassins rialto beach de toga judith jack dragonfly brooch flemish art glove box charlie chaplin bosco overcoats ipswich frontier waistcoat kostume kinder capstar donald j pliner hidden camera in dressing room fourstar clothing hyatt regency lexington ddr pionier shoos - 2006-08-16 21: 30: 42

    Home to Chaos

  • But the old breakwater is no more than a rialto for ancient gossips now; and far beyond it new piers stretch encircling arms of granite round a new harbor, southward of which the lighthouse stands and winks his sleepless golden eye from dusk to dawn.

    Lying Prophets

  • It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.

    Boston Phoenix - thePhoenix.com

  • : Iwas only three years old in 1961, I remember the old buses, amazing to see ... rialto Driver: @ bull did that dirty oulone just tell you to go and have a w … … i ...

    Irish Blogs

  • This cheesy exercise in rock nostalgia has already been a hit in Los Angeles and Off Broadway, and this transfer to the rialto should prove an equally critic-proof success.

    1. BroadwayStars News Report

  • YIKES what was where walmart is now? caldors, i think but before that? pages drug store and others like it that had the counter for soda and coffee ice cream floats = kellys horsey oops ham bugers, sskreke woolworths = 5 / 10c stores ther rialto the strand, rko kieth s theaters, kent jewlery scotts jewlery wow the list goes on and on butthe bus ride was fun!!!

    Lowell Sun Forum

  • Information: (970) 962-2120 or www. cityofloveland.org/rialto

    coloradoan.com - Local News

  • Information (970) 962-2120 or www. cityofloveland.org/rialto

    coloradoan.com - Local News

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  • See also the discussion about the Pisa Pushing Pioneers.

    November 30, 2008

  • Ha, the Pisa pushers are a really clear memory of my afternoons at the Campo. I'll have to read your article Pro.

    August 2, 2008

  • Please do! My Italian is...well, I can't even call it rusty because it isn't that good.

    August 2, 2008

  • Si! Molto bene!

    August 2, 2008

  • I wrote about it on my blog ("Phenomenology of Pisan tourism"), but it's in Italian. Someday I'm going to translate it.

    August 2, 2008

  • Wow. I never realized how lame that looks from other perspectives.

    Heehee.

    August 2, 2008

  • Like this, dontcry?

    August 2, 2008

  • Oh.

    *blushing*

    August 2, 2008

  • No, silly, pretend pinch! Like holding up the Tower of Pisa!

    August 2, 2008

  • You'll break your fingernails. Trust me.

    August 2, 2008

  • Let's hope over to Florence next and pinch David's butt!

    August 2, 2008

  • *does doubletake*

    C_b, you have a wife? ;-)

    August 2, 2008

  • Geez, and I haven't even told you my Pisa joke yet....

    August 1, 2008

  • Take my wife ... please!

    August 1, 2008

  • Fondle a gondola!

    August 1, 2008

  • Tip your waitresses! Tip 'em right over.

    August 1, 2008

  • Try the veal!

    August 1, 2008

  • Thank you! I'm here all week.

    August 1, 2008

  • Hilarity ensues!

    August 1, 2008

  • Funny comedy gags!

    August 1, 2008

  • Ha, method-acting tourists!

    July 31, 2008

  • Dontcry, that reminds me of my trip to Venice and a walk through the Bridge of Sighs. While a group of us were standing on the bridge, looking out the stone-barred windows, I unconsciously sighed at the view. Someone in the party muttered, "All right. Who did that??"

    ;-)

    July 31, 2008

  • Don'tsigh dontcry.

    July 31, 2008

  • I love Venice....*sigh*

    Ha! I just made a joke -- get it??? Venice - sigh! Har! I slay me.

    July 31, 2008

  • The name of the "high bank" (rivoaltus) area in Venice that was first settled in the 9th century. It gave its name to the island group that eventually became the main city of Venice - the Rialto Islands – and then to the city's famous Rialto Bridge.

    July 31, 2008