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

  • A city of central Netherlands south-southeast of Amsterdam. Dating to pre-Roman times, it was an important textile and commercial center during the Middle Ages. The Treaty of Utrecht ended the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713). Population: 288,000.

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  • proper n. A province of the Netherlands.
  • proper n. The capital city of the province of Utrecht.

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  • n. a city in the central Netherlands

Etymologies

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From Dutch Utrecht, from Old Dutch uut + Latin Traiectum, the name of the original Roman fort which the city was built around.

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