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vəˌlɛn siˈɛnz, -ˈɛnVa·len·ci·ennes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Valenciennes, Valenciennes lacenoun

    a type of bobbin lace with floral patterns

  2. Valenciennesnoun

    a town in northeastern France long noted for its lace industry


  1. Valenciennesnoun

    A town in the region of Nord, in the north-east of France


  1. Valenciennes

    Valenciennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies on the Scheldt river. Although the city and region experienced a steady population decline between 1975 and 1990, it has since rebounded. The 1999 census recorded that the population of the commune of Valenciennes was 41,278, and that of the metropolitan area was 399,677.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Valenciennes

    va-long-si-enz′, n. a kind of lace made at Valenciennes in France.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Valenciennes

    an ancient fortified city in the dep. Nord, France, on the Scheldt, 32 m. SE. of Lille, with a citadel planned by Vauban, a fine town-hall, and a modern Gothic church and other buildings; has textile manufactures, besides iron-works, and was once famous for its lace.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. valenciennes

    A fortified town of France, in the department of the North, 27 miles southeast from Lille, at the confluence of the Rhonelle and the Scheldt. The town is defended by a citadel constructed by Vauban. The city was besieged from May 23 to July 28, 1793, when the French garrison surrendered to the allied English and Austrian armies, under the Duke of York. It was retaken by the French, August 27-30, 1794; on capitulation, the garrison and 1100 emigrants were made prisoners, with immense stores.

  2. valenciennes

    See Laboratory Stores.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Valenciennes

    Lace made at the French town of the same name.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Valenciennes in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Valenciennes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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