Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Belgium on the North Sea west-southwest of Bruges. It was a German submarine base during World War I and was severely damaged by Allied bombing during World War II. Population: 69,100.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The largest coastal city of Belgium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exhibit; to manifest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To show; exhibit; manifest.
  • To show itself; be exhibited or manifested.

Etymologies

From Dutch Oostende, from oost ("east") + ende ("end"); in the middle ages the city was on the easter end of an island, Testerep, which is now attached to the main land. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the hotel in Ostend I was talking to the patron when two German guests, who had visited him every summer for the past ten years, were in the act of leaving.

    Belgium's Heroic Resistance

  • Ostend, which is much frequented by Germans, and where the Doctor treated himself and his spouse to what he called a

    Vanity Fair

  • American ministers to European countries, Messrs. Buchanan, Mason and Soule, met at Ostend and formulated a plan for the purchase, signing and issuing what came to be known as the Ostend manifesto.

    Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom

  • Britain, France, and Spain met at Ostend in Belgium in 1854 and issued what was called the Ostend Manifesto.

    A Brief History of the United States

  • The seasons for the baths were the most productive periods of the Doctor's practice -- he united business with pleasure, and his chief place of resort was Ostend, which is much frequented by Germans, and where the Doctor treated himself and his spouse to what he called a

    Vanity Fair

  • Their report, the so-called Ostend Manifesto, was leaked to the press and caused such an uproar that the administration was forced to disavow it.

    infoplease - Daily Almanac

  • They were back in a few months 'time, and came with the force that tore down the name Ostend on the station and from the public buildings, and put up the name "Calais," with the intent and purpose of leading the German soldiers to believe they were m Calais; as the German soldiers were led to believe, when they were firing across the inundated lands in Belgium, that they were firing across the Straits of Dover.

    Belgium's Heroic Resistance

  • Straits of Dover, carried out bombing raids against German bases and dockyards, such as Ostend, Zeebrugge, and Bruges, and co-operated with monitors in the bombardment of the Belgian coast.

    Aviation in Peace and War

  • Many of the old fortressed towns, such as Ostend, Courtrai,

    A Day's Tour A Journey through France and Belgium by Calais, Tournay, Orchies, Douai, Arras, Béthune, Lille, Comines, Ypres, Hazebrouck, Berg

  • For much of Belgium's short history (the country was not created until 1830) French was the more fashionable language, and the sharp-eyed visitor to Flemish-speaking towns such as Ostend or Antwerp may still see texts in French carved on some buildings.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIV No 4

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  • The initial letter of ostend (verb) should be lowercase.

    September 18, 2011