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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ardennes(noun)

    a wooded plateau in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II

Wiktionary

  1. Ardennes(ProperNoun)

    One of the départements of Champagne-Ardenne, France (INSEE code 08)

Wikipedia

  1. Ardennes

    The Ardennes ( ar-DEN; French: Ardenne [aʁdɛn] (listen); Dutch: Ardennen [ɑrˈdɛnə(n)] (listen); Walloon: Årdene [ɑːʀdɛn]; Luxembourgish: Ardennen [ɑʁˈdænən]), also known as the Ardennes Forest or Forest of Ardennes, is a region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges formed by the geological features of the Ardennes mountain range and the Moselle and Meuse river basins. Geologically, the range is a western extension of the Eifel, and both were raised during the Givetian age of the Devonian (382.7 to 387.7 million years ago), as were several other named ranges of the same greater range.Located primarily in Belgium and Luxembourg, but stretching as well into Germany and France (lending its name to the Ardennes department and the former Champagne-Ardenne region), and geologically into the Eifel—the eastern extension of the Ardennes Forest into Bitburg-Prüm, Germany, most of the Ardennes proper consists of southeastern Wallonia, the southern and more rural part of the Kingdom of Belgium (away from the coastal plain but encompassing more than half of the country's total area). The eastern part of the Ardennes forms the northernmost third of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, also called "Oesling" (Luxembourgish: Éislek). On the southeast the Eifel region continues into the German state of the Rhineland-Palatinate. The trees and rivers of the Ardennes provided the charcoal industry assets that enabled the great industrial period of Wallonia in the 18th and 19th centuries, when it was arguably the second great industrial region of the world, after England. The greater region maintained an industrial eminence into the 20th century, after coal replaced charcoal in metallurgy. Allied generals in World War II believed that the region was impenetrable to massed vehicular traffic and especially armor, so the area was effectively "all but undefended" during the war. The German Army twice used this region to invade Northern France and Southern Belgium, via Luxembourg in the Battle of France and the later Battle of the Bulge.

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  1. Ardennes

    The Ardennes is a region of extensive forests, rough terrain, rolling hills and ridges formed by the geophysical features of the Ardennes mountain range and the Moselle and Meuse River basins. Geologically, the range is a western extension of the Eifel and both were raised during the Givetian stage, of the Devonian as were several other named ranges of the same greater range. Primarily in Belgium and Luxembourg, but stretching into Germany and France, and geologically into the Eifel—the eastern extension of the Ardennes Forest into Bitburg-Prüm, Germany, most of the Ardenne proper is the southeastern corner of Wallonia, the southern and more rural part of the Kingdom of Belgium. The southern part of the Ardennes is the northern section of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and on the southeast the Eifel region continuation into the Rhineland-Palatinate. In Wallonia, the word 'Ardenne' in the singular is commonly used for the Belgian part of the region and in the plural for the French one. In France, the word 'Ardennes' in the plural, together with the definite article, is commonly used to refer to the French department of that name.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ardennes

    a forest, a tract of rugged woodland on the confines of France and Belgium; also department of France (325), on the borders of Belgium.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ardennes

    The great forest on the heights.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ardennes in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ardennes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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