HyperDic: belgium

English > 1 sense of the word Belgium:
NOUNlocationBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, Belgiquea monarchy in northwestern Europe
Belgium > pronunciation
Soundsbeh'ljhahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > Belgium: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
SynonymsKingdom of Belgium, Belgique
Instance ofEuropean country, European nationAny one of the countries occupying the European continent
Member ofBeneluxA customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, EuropeAn international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation / cooperation among its members
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATOAn international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
MembersBelgianA native or inhabitant of Belgium
FlemingA native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
WalloonA member of the French-speaking people living in Belgium
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
PartsAntwerpen, Antwerp, AnversA busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river
Bruges, City of BridgesA city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea
Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgian capital, capital of BelgiumThe capital and largest city of Belgium
Charleroicity in southwestern Belgium
Gent, Gand, Ghentport city in northwestern Belgium and industrial center
Liege, Luikcity in eastern Belgium
Meuse, Meuse RiverA European river
NamurA city in south central Belgium situated on a promontory between the Meuse River and the Sambre River
Sambre, Sambre RiverA river in western Europe that rises in northern France and flows generally east into Belgium where it joins the Meuse at Namur
Scheldt, Scheldt RiverA river that rises in France and flows northeast across Belgium and empties into the North Sea
WaterlooA town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat
Region ofBouvinesIn 1214 the French under Philip Augustus defeated a coalition formed against him in one of the greatest battles of the middle ages
Fontenoy, Battle of FontenoyA battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
Waterloo, Battle of WaterlooThe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
Ypres, battle of Ypres, first battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1914)
Ypres, battle of Ypres, second battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1915)
Ypres, battle of Ypres, third battle of Ypresbattle in World War I (1917)
communeThe smallest administrative district of several European countries
Spanishbélgica, Bélgica, Belgique
CatalanBèlgica
AdjectivesBelgianof or relating to or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgian people

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