Definitions for ostendɒsˈtɛnd, ˈɒs tɛnd; ɔsˈtɑ̃d

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Ost•endɒsˈtɛnd, ˈɒs tɛnd; ɔsˈtɑ̃d(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

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  1. Ostend(ProperNoun)

    The largest coastal city of Belgium.

  2. Origin: From Oostende, from oost + ende; in the middle ages the city was on the easter end of an island, Testerep, which is now attached to the main land.

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  1. Ostend

    Ostend is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. It comprises the boroughs of Mariakerke, Stene and Zandvoorde, and the city of Ostend proper – the largest on the Belgian coast.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ostend

    a favourite watering-place on the SW. coast of Belgium, 65 m. due W. of Antwerp; attracts 20,000 visitors every summer; it is an important seaport, having daily mail communication with Dover, and it manufactures linen and sail-cloth; fishing is the chief industry; it is famed for oysters, which are brought over from England and fattened for export.

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