Definitions

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

  • A country of northwest Europe bordering on Belgium, Germany, and France. Created as a duchy in 1354, it was ruled successively by Burgundy, Spain, Austria, and France between 1443 and 1797, and it was made a grand duchy of the Netherlands by the Congress of Vienna (1814–1815). In 1839 the greater part of it passed to Belgium. The remainder became autonomous in 1848 and was declared a neutral and independent territory in 1867. Luxembourg is the capital.
  • The capital of Luxembourg, in the southern part of the country. It developed around a heavily fortified tenth-century castle.

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  • proper noun A country in Europe having borders with Belgium, France and Germany. Member state of the European Union. Official language: Letzeburgesh. Official name: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
  • proper noun A province of Wallonia, Belgium.
  • proper noun The capital city of Luxembourg (the country).
  • proper noun The district of the Luxembourg (the country) that includes its capital city.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
  • noun the capital and largest city of Luxembourg

Etymologies

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From Middle High German Luccelemburc, from Old High German Lucilinburhuc, ultimately from lucilem ("little") + burg ("castle").

Examples

  • -LUXEMBOURG GARDEN Jardin du Luxembourg—take métro to Saint Michel or Sorbonne, near the upper end of blvd.

    What to Do in Paris / Que faire a Paris? - French Word-A-Day

  • Although Luxembourg has similar ­legislation, lawyers say Ireland's processes are much more streamlined, since in ­Luxembourg prospective funds need approval in both the country where a fund was originally domiciled as well as in ­Luxembourg.

    The Lawyer - Latest News

  • Although Luxembourg has similar ­legislation, lawyers say Ireland's processes are much more streamlined, since in ­Luxembourg prospective funds need approval in both the country where a fund was originally domiciled as well as in ­Luxembourg.

    The Lawyer - Latest News

  • LUXEMBOURG -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Beverage Packaging Holdings (Luxembourg) II S.A. will host a conference call on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 3: 00 pm Central European Time (CET) to review its third quarter 2009 financial results.

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  • It can decide that a largely unregulated bank based in Luxembourg is a suitable parent for a Canadian subsidiary, but that one based in the Cayman Islands is not -- at least for the moment.

    Different Drummers

  • Samuel is a native New Yorker and Gabrielle was born in Luxembourg — since the painters who attract them all looked to American postwar abstraction for stimulus.

    Channeling American Abstraction

  • Just to make it a little more complicated still, one of those southern Netherlands, Luxembourg, is now half independent, while the other half is still Belgium.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Wrong with This Assertion?

  • Just to make it a little more complicated still, one of those southern Netherlands, Luxembourg, is now half independent, while the other half is still Belgium.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What’s Wrong with This Assertion?

  • The jardin du Luxembourg is not far either so take a look round there. there's also le Panthéon where famous French people are buried, even the creator of Braille!

    What to Do in Paris / Que faire a Paris? - French Word-A-Day

  • Unlike the Tuilleries, the Luxembourg is where Parisians go to perambulate.

    What to Do in Paris / Que faire a Paris? - French Word-A-Day

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