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

  • The capital and largest city of Belgium, in the central part of the country. Once the chief town of Brabant, it was made (1530) the capital of the Netherlands under the Hapsburgs. Officially bilingual (Flemish and French), it became capital of Belgium in 1830. Population: 146,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Belgium.
  • proper n. The European Union.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A city of Belgium, giving its name to a kind of carpet, a kind of lace, etc.

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

  • n. the capital and largest city of Belgium; seat of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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  • [Illustration: Julius Van Hee, American Vice-Consul at Ghent] [Illustration: Lewis Richards] [Illustration: A Brussels soup-kitchen run by volunteers] [Illustration: Meals served to the children in the schools] _Brussels, December 21, 1914_.

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