Definitions

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

  • A country of northwest Europe on the North Sea. Inhabited in ancient times by the Belgae, the region was part of the Roman and Carolingian empires before breaking up into a number of feudal states during the Middle Ages. The area occupied by present-day Belgium passed to the Habsburgs in the 15th century and to the French in the 18th century. Following the defeat of Napoleon in 1815, Belgium was given to the kingdom of the Netherlands, from which it gained independence as a separate kingdom in 1830. Brussels is the capital and the largest city.

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  • proper noun A country in Western Europe that has borders with the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and France.

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  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Etymologies

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From Latin Belgium, from the name of the tribe of Belgae.

Examples

  • VIRGINIA, VOLUNTEER STUDENT, BELGIUM (through translator): I am here as a liaison between the young kids in Belgium and the little ones here in Morocco.

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  • BELGIUM: Showing he held no grudges against Zaire's former colonial masters, Mobutu invested most of his real estate portfolio in Belgium.

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  • BELGIUM - An armed robber allegedly used his finger to mime a gun and stole several hundred dollars from a Belgium truck stop, authorities said Tuesday.

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  • March 2001 - BELGIUM - Eight people are killed when two passenger trains collide head on the same track at Pecrot in central Belgium.

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  • - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Police raided the home and former office of the recently retired archbishop of Belgium on Thursday, carrying off documents and a personal computer as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, officials said.

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  • March 2001 - BELGIUM - Eight people are killed when two passenger trains collide head on the same track at Pecrot in central Belgium.

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  • - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Police raided the home and former office of the recently retired archbishop of Belgium on Thursday, carrying off documents and a personal computer as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, officials said.

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  • March 2001 - BELGIUM - Eight people are killed when two passenger trains collide head on the same track at Pecrot in central Belgium.

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  • - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Police raided the home and former office of the recently retired archbishop of Belgium on Thursday, carrying off documents and a personal computer as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, officials said.

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  • Almost in belgium. wallybunny Just got back from vacation to Bomal in Belgium 90 miles drivin 'from Leuven (that's where I live) I had a great time.

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