American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region of northwest Europe including parts of northern France, western Belgium, and southwest Netherlands along the North Sea. For many centuries it enjoyed virtual independence and great prosperity as a center of the cloth industry. The Hapsburg wars in the Low Countries caused the eventual division of the region, which suffered heavy damage during both World Wars.
- A Dutch-speaking region of northern Belgium. It was granted limited autonomy in 1980.
- n. historical The Countship of Flanders, of varying extent.
- n. A subnational state in the north of federal Belgium, the institutional merger of a territorial region and the Dutch language 'community' which also has/shares some authority in the capital region Brussels.
- n. Two provinces in Belgian Flanders: (West-Flanders and East-Flanders).
- n. Short for French Flanders, a former province of the French kingdom on territory taken from the above countship, now constituting the French department Nord.
- n. The principal railway station in Lille, capital of the above.
- n. a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
- From French Flandres, from Dutch Vlaanderen (pl.), from Middle Dutch Vlander, from Old Frisian, from Proto-Germanic *flaumdra ‘waterlogged land’, from *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ (compare Old High German weraltfloum ("transitoriness of life"), Old Norse flaumr ("eddy")), from Proto-Indo-European *plow-m- ‘flow’ (compare Ancient Greek plŷma ("dishwater, washing water")). More at flow. "Waterlogged" refers to the mudflats and salt marshes common to coastal Flanders. (Wiktionary)
“Practically the term Flanders or Flemish lace can be applied to all the laces made in Flanders and Belgium of the earliest periods.”
“The mud in Flanders is of the most oozy description.”
“Bart De Wever, the Alliance's leader, is also fighting for more administrative control over some small towns that are in Flanders but are part of Brussels's electoral and judicial districts.”
“The mortal combat in Flanders fields, by contrast, was the prelude to a continental darkness far more Stygian than anything that could even have been imagined before it.”
“This carmel had been founded in Flanders at the time of the Reformation.”
“Cambric was a kind of fine white linen, originally made at Cambray in Flanders, though the name was occasionally also applied to an imitation made of hard-spun cotton.”
“A letter posted from the trenches in Flanders in 1915 was delivered to its correct destination last week.”
“Events dear boy, events: Good news – Flanders is back skip to main | skip to sidebar”
“Nearly 100,000 Chinese labourers served near the front lines in Flanders, together with a few hundred Chinese students recruited as interpreters.”
“Similar growth is reported by Therapy Dog International in Flanders, N.J., which has 15,000 handlers and 18,000 dogs registered, and Therapy Dogs Inc. in Cheyenne, Wyo., which has more than 10,000 dog/handler teams.”
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