Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The constitutional capital and largest city of the Netherlands, in the western part of the country. Linked to the North Sea by a ship canal, the city has an important stock exchange and is a major center of the diamond-cutting industry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a large city which is an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands.

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  • proper noun A major Dutch port city in North-Holland, nominal capital of The Netherlands.

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  • noun an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum

Etymologies

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Dutch, from the river Amstel + dam

Examples

  • AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam has begun airing the only known video of the teenage diarist on a channel dedicated ... var news_amount = 1;

    Andy Plesser: Anne Frank Film Clip from 1941 Is Huge on YouTube

  • -- Jim Carlton Amsterdam AMSTERDAM LOOKING TO THE LAKE In 2001, the Zuidas section of Amsterdam, south of the central city, was seeing lots of new development.

    Nine Cities, Nine Ideas

  • We, underwritten, ordered by the Lords of the Admiralty of Amsterdam to Tax and Visit the Vessells that go to Sea from Texell, [1] Declare by this That Æneas Mackay of Amsterdam, Master of the Sloop _Amsterdam

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents

  • Rulers of the City of Amsterdam Declare that Æneas Mackay of Amsterdam appeared before us and on Oath Solemnly Declares, That the Vessell named the _Amsterdam Post_, burthen about Twenty Lasts, [1] of which he is Master, belongs to a House in this Province, and that no Foreign

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents

  • AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A week before Valentine's Day, a consignment of cocaine was found hidden among 20,000 roses from Latin America at Amsterdam airport, Dutch authorities said Wednesday.

    Reuters: Top News

  • AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A week before Valentine's Day, a consignment of cocaine was found hidden among 20,000 roses from Latin America at Amsterdam airport, Dutch authorities said Wednesday.

    Reuters: Top News

  • AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Claiming that it has made the world's first carbon neutral toilet paper, manufacturer Van Houtum last Friday at the ISSA Interclean conference in Amsterdam, rolled out its new product,

    GreenBiz.com Green Business News

  • AMSTERDAM, April 19 (Reuters) - Passenger flights will be allowed to take off from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam from Monday night as part of the European Union's decision to start reopening European airspace, the Dutch Transport Minister said.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 10 (Reuters) - A week before Valentine's Day, a consignment of cocaine was found hidden among 20,000 roses from Latin America at Amsterdam airport, Dutch authorities said on Feb. 10.

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  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 10 (Reuters) - A week before Valentine's Day, a consignment of cocaine was found hidden among 20,000 roses from Latin America at Amsterdam airport, Dutch authorities said on Feb. 10.

    www.kyivpost.com

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