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

  • A city of southwest Netherlands on the Rhine-Meuse delta south-southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1328, it was a major commercial power during the 16th and 17th centuries and is today a thriving port accessible via canal to oceangoing vessels. The city was heavily bombed during World War II. Population: 584,000.

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  • proper n. A city and port in The Netherlands.

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

  • n. the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea

Etymologies

River name Rotte + dam. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ROTTERDAM - A Rotterdam film festival is pressing ahead with the screening of six controversial films despite Chinese demands to withdraw them, organisers said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • ROTTERDAM: Just hours before the Tour de France began in Rotterdam last ...

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • ROTTERDAM: Just hours before the Tour de France began in Rotterdam last night, the three-week race was rocked with more controversy involving seven-time champion Lance Armstrong

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - The third-stage cobbles were the talk of Rotterdam in the build-up to the but some competitors have warned Sunday's 223. 5-km first leg to Brussels may be even trickier.

    The People's News Portal - Business, Money, Sport, Music, Forex, Auto

  • ROTTERDAM - State Police have charged two men from Rotterdam with running an illegal sports gambling operation in this suburban town.

    timesunion.com: Local Breaking News

  • River Diagnostics, in Rotterdam, is marketing a bacteria-strain analyzer to identify pathogens in real time and combat hospital-acquired infections.

    Everything Is Illuminated

  • The GRL will be turning over control of the system to writers, protesters, artists and the citizens of Rotterdam from the 7th to the 10th of February, starting each night around 1600 hours at the KPN building in Rotterdam.

    Boing Boing

  • In time, a city sprang up, which they called Rotterdam, or the dam where they rotted the flax.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

  • At the Erasmus University in Rotterdam he studied economics and philosophy.

    CV of Auke R. Leen

  • Russia has captured the team title at the women's world gymnastics championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

    Russia Claims Women Team World Gymnastics Title

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