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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lillenoun

    an industrial city in northern France near the Belgian border; was the medieval capital of Flanders


  1. Lillenoun

    A city in France, the capital of Nord-Pas-de-Calais

  2. Lillenoun

    A village in Belgium, near Turnhout.


  1. Lille

    Lille is the largest city in French Flanders. It is the principal city of the Lille Métropole, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in France after those of Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Lille is situated on the Deûle River, near France's border with Belgium. It is the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the prefecture of the Nord department. The city of Lille, to which the previously independent town of Lomme was annexed on 27 February 2000, had a population of 226,014 as recorded by the 2006 census. However, Lille Métropole, which also includes Roubaix, Tourcoing and numerous suburban communities, had a population of 1,091,438. The eurodistrict of Lille-Kortrijk, which also includes the Belgian cities of Kortrijk, Tournai, Mouscron and Ypres, had 1,905,000 residents.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lille

    chief town in the department of Nord, in the extreme N. of France, 60 m. inland from Calais, an ancient and at present very strong fortress, is in a fertile district; the town, rebuilt in modern times, has a Catholic university, a medical school, library, and art gallery, and thriving industries, linen, cotton, tobacco, sugar, and many others.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. lille

    A city of France, formerly the capital of French Flanders, and now of the department of the North. It was founded in 1009 by Baudouin IV., count of Flanders. It fell into the power of Philip the Fair, after a siege of three months in 1297, and was taken again by Guy, count of Flanders, in 1302. The Protestants attempted in vain to surprise it in 1581, and the French besieged it without success in 1645. Wrested from the Spaniards by Louis XIV. in 1667, and retaken by the allies in 1708, after a long and obstinate siege, it was ceded to France by the treaty of Utrecht. The Austrians bombarded it from September 29 till October 6, 1792, but the garrison, admirably supported by the bravery of the inhabitants, compelled them to raise the siege.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Lille

    Properly L’Isle, the island.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lille in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lille in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Nicolas Butor:

    He ruled Senegal through terror, burning villages and massacring people, yet despite that he continues to be glorified in Lille, we want the Faidherbe statue removed from public space. We need to stop glorifying racist colonial figures.

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