What does liège mean?

Definitions for liègeliˈeɪʒ, -ˈɛʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word liège.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vassal, liege, liegeman, liege subject, feudatory(noun)

    a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord

  2. liege, liege lord(noun)

    a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service

  3. Liege, Luik(adj)

    city in eastern Belgium; largest French-speaking city in Belgium

  4. liege(adj)

    owing or owed feudal allegiance and service

    "one's liege lord"; "a liege subject"


  1. liege(Noun)

    A free and independent person; specifically, a lord paramount; a sovereign.

  2. liege(Noun)

    The subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman.

  3. liege(Adjective)

    Sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord.

  4. liege(Adjective)

    Serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject.

  5. liege(Adjective)

    Full; perfect; complete; pure.

  6. Origin: liege, from lige, from liege, of origin, from ledic (Modern ledig) from liþugaz. Akin to leþeg, liþig, liðugr, ledich, Middle English lethi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liege(adj)

    sovereign; independent; having authority or right to allegiance; as, a liege lord

  2. Liege(adj)

    serving an independent sovereign or master; bound by a feudal tenure; obliged to be faithful and loyal to a superior, as a vassal to his lord; faithful; loyal; as, a liege man; a liege subject

  3. Liege(adj)

    full; perfect; complete; pure

  4. Liege(noun)

    a free and independent person; specif., a lord paramount; a sovereign

  5. Liege(noun)

    the subject of a sovereign or lord; a liegeman

  6. Origin: [OE. lige, lege, F. lige, LL. ligius, legius, liege, unlimited, complete, prob. of German origin; cf. G. ledig free from bonds and obstacles, MHG. ledec, ledic, lidic, freed, loosed, and Charta Ottonis de Benthem, ann. 1253, ligius homo quod Teutonic dicitur ledigman, i. e., uni soli homagio obligatus, free from all obligations to others; influenced by L. ligare to bind. G. ledig perh. orig. meant, free to go where one pleases, and is perh. akin to E. lead to conduct. Cf. Lead to guide.]


  1. Liège

    Liège is a major city and municipality of Belgium located in the province of Liège, of which it is the economic capital, in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium. The city is situated in the valley of the Meuse River, near Belgium's eastern borders with the Netherlands and Germany, where the Meuse meets the river Ourthe. It is in the former sillon industriel, the industrial backbone of Wallonia. The Liège municipality includes the former communes of Angleur, Bressoux, Chênée, Glain, Grivegnée, Jupille-sur-Meuse, Rocourt, and Wandre. The city is the principal economic and cultural centre of Wallonia. As of November 2012, Liège has 198,280 inhabitants. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,879 km² and has a total population of 749,110 as of 1 January 2008. This includes a total of 52 municipalities, among others, Herstal and Seraing. Liège ranks as the third most populous urban area in Belgium, after Brussels and Antwerp, and the fourth municipality after Antwerp, Ghent and Charleroi.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Liege

    lēj, adj. free, except as within the relations of vassal and feudal lord: under a feudal tenure.—n. one under a feudal tenure: a vassal: a lord or superior, or one who has lieges.—n. Liege′dom, allegiance.—adj. Liege′less, not subject to a superior.—n. Liege′man, a vassal: a subject. [O. Fr. lige, prob. from Old High Ger. ledic, free (Ger. ledig, free, unfettered), līdan, to depart.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Liège

    a town in Belgium and capital of the Walloons, in a very picturesque region at the confluence of the Ourthe with the Meuse, the busiest town in Belgium and a chief seat of the woollen manufacture; it is divided in two by the Meuse, which is spanned by 17 bridges; it is the centre of a great mining district, and besides woollens has manufactures of machinery, and steel and iron goods.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liège in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liège in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege, as self-neglecting.

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