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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Antwerpen, Antwerp, Anversnoun

    a busy port and financial center in northern Belgium on the Scheldt river; it has long been a center for the diamond industry and the first stock exchange was opened there in 1460


  1. Antwerpnoun

    A province of Flanders, Belgium.

  2. Antwerpnoun

    The capital city of the province of Antwerp.


  1. Antwerp

    Antwerp is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province of Flanders. Antwerp's total population is 512,000, making it the largest municipality in both Flanders and Belgium in terms of its population. However the Brussels-Capital Region is considered as the largest Belgian city internationally. Its total area is 204.51 km², giving a population density of 2,308 inhabitants per km². The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km² with a total of 1,190,769 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008. The French name of Antwerpen is Anvers; it may be found written this way on signposts in French-speaking parts of Belgium, and of course in French publications. Antwerp is located on the right bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the Westerschelde estuary. The city has one of the largest seaports in Europe. Antwerp has long been an important city in the Low Countries both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury in the period of the Dutch Revolt. The inhabitants of Antwerp are locally nicknamed Sinjoren, after the Spanish honorific señor or French seigneur, "lord". It refers to the leading Spanish noblemen who ruled the city during the 17th century.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Antwerp

    a large fortified trading city in Belgium, on the Scheldt, 50 m. from the sea, with a beautiful Gothic cathedral, the spire 402 ft. high; the burial-place of Rubens; has a large picture-gallery full of the works of the Dutch and Flemish artists.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. antwerp

    (Fr. Anvers). The principal port of Belgium; is mentioned in history in 517; it was pillaged and burnt by the Spaniards and the inhabitants massacred, November 4, 1576. This event has been termed the “Spanish Fury.” After Marlborough’s victory at Ramillies, Antwerp surrendered at once, June 6, 1706; the Barrier treaty concluded here, November 16, 1715; taken by Marshal Saxe, May 9, 1746; occupied by the French, 1792-94 and 1814. The Belgian troops, having entered Antwerp, were opposed by the Dutch garrison, who, after a dreadful conflict, being driven into their citadel, cannonaded the town with hot shot and shells, October 27, 1830; the citadel was bombarded by the French, December 4; surrendered by Gen. Chasse, December 23, 1832. The exchange burnt, archives, etc., destroyed, August 2, 1858; fortification completed, 1865.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Antwerp

    In French Anvers, the Antverpia of the Romans.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antwerp in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antwerp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Antwerp in a Sentence

  1. Balazs Furjes:

    The IOC returns to its roots, antwerp, Stockholm, or Helsinki once hosted very successful Olympics; each is smaller than Budapest. The IOC wants to make that possible again.

  2. John Kennedy:

    [ Sophisticated ] robbers could work with a corrupt diamond cutter... in one of the jewelry centers such as Antwerp, and have the [ stone ] re-cut and the laser [ inscription ] removed, and the diamond re-set, the goal is to change the weight, appearance and to some degree the shape of her diamond so it appears to be a different stone and then market it. Perhaps getting a new diamond grading report from a European lab, and not from Geological Institute of America.

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