What does Amsterdam mean?

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ˈæm stərˌdæmAm·s·ter·dam

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Amsterdam, Dutch capital, capital of The Netherlands(noun)

    an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum

GCIDE

  1. Amsterdam(prop. n.)

    A large city which is an industrial center and the official capital of The Netherlands. Population (2000) = 724,096.

Wiktionary

  1. Amsterdam(ProperNoun)

    A major Dutch port city in North-Holland, nominal capital of The Netherlands.

    The Dutch seat of government is not metropolis Amsterdam but The Hague

  2. Origin: from the river Amstel + dam

Freebase

  1. Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, lying at the center of the Randstad, one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands. Amsterdam has a population of 801,200 within city limits, 1,557,905 in the urban region and 2,332,839 in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Amsterdam's name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Amsterdam

    the capital of Holland, a great trading city and port at the mouth of the Amsel, on the Zuyder Zee, resting on 90 islands connected by 300 bridges, the houses built on piles of wood driven into the marshy ground; is a largely manufacturing place, as well as an emporium of trade, one special industry being the cutting of diamonds and jewels; birthplace of Spinoza.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. amsterdam

    The capital of Holland. It was occupied by the French general Pichegru on January 19, 1795, and by the Prussians in 1813.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Amsterdam

    The town built on the dam of the Amstel.

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How to say Amsterdam in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amsterdam in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Amsterdam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Amsterdam in a Sentence

  1. Travis Nichols:

    We've seen expressions of support from Argentina to Amsterdam.

  2. Katie Couric:

    Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.

  3. De Ligt:

    Everybody knows Johan Cruyff, and everybody knows the impact he had on the football world and on Amsterdam.

  4. Ignacio Labayen de Inza:

    It's not just a UK thing, it's in Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Rome, Kiev, Moscow, Helsinki - and in many of what people call 'gay destinations', like (Spain's) Ibiza, Torremolinos, the Canary Islands.

  5. Sergio Ermotti:

    I think Frankfurt is a location of choice. There are different, other locations that could come into consideration, i think about Amsterdam, I think about Madrid ... As we speak, we are narrowing down really the options.

Images & Illustrations of Amsterdam

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