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

  • A city of southern Netherlands south-southeast of Dordrecht. It was founded in the 11th century. Charles II of England lived here before the Restoration in 1660. Population: 170,000.

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  • proper n. A town in North Brabant, in the south of The Netherlands


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  • "Anyway, he's safe at Bardic; word came back from a Bard called Breda that 'if there's any more at home like him, they're staging a raid."

    Magic's Promise

  • The jewel of Breda, which is a spreading fortified town, is the tomb of Count Engelbert I. of Nassau, in one of the chapels of the great church.

    A Wanderer in Holland

  • Admiral Benbow's ship was the "Breda," of seventy guns, and her youngest lieutenant having died of fever, Jack Deane, greatly to his satisfaction, found himself appointed to that ship.

    John Deane of Nottingham Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

  • Soon after the "Breda" reached Port Royal, as she was likely to remain there for some time, and he was anxious for active employment, he got re-appointed to the "Venus," which was sent to cruise for the protection of British commerce.

    John Deane of Nottingham Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

  • Round-shot, and chain-shot, and langrage came flying on board the "Breda," the British seamen sending back much the same sort of missiles as those with which they were complimented.

    John Deane of Nottingham Historic Adventures by Land and Sea

  • Mr. Villeneuve, a retired accountant from Breda, Iowa, said he liked Rep. Michele Bachmann until she appeared uninformed on a medical issue.

    As Rivals Slip, Gingrich Finds Traction

  • Breda Muddler, which royal bitch, as every one who is familiar with the stud book knows, goes back as far as the almost mythical Spuds, with along the way no primrose dallyings with black-and-tan Killeney


  • And did not Biddy trace to Erin, mother and star of the breed, through a long descendant out of Breda


  • Designed by artist Lisette Spee in collaboration with architect Tim Van Den Burg, the playful seats are part of a series of lounge chairs created for public spaces in Valkenberg Park in Breda, Netherlands.

    Rebecca Paul | Inhabitat

  • They now operate a workshop in the southern Dutch city of Breda, as well as their 250-square-meter Antwerp gallery space.

    Out of the Gallery and Into the Home


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