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Am·ster·dam

 (ăm′stər-dăm′)
The constitutional capital and largest city of the Netherlands, in the western part of the country. Linked to the North Sea by a ship canal, the city has an important stock exchange and is a major center of the diamond-cutting industry.

Amsterdam

(ˌæmstəˈdæm; Dutch ɑmstərˈdɑm)
n
(Placename) the commercial capital of the Netherlands, a major industrial centre and port on the IJsselmeer, connected with the North Sea by canal: built on about 100 islands within a network of canals. Pop: 737 000 (2003 est)

Am•ster•dam

(ˈæm stərˌdæm)

n.
the official capital of the Netherlands. 712,294. Compare Hague, The.
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Noun1.Amsterdam - an industrial center and the nominal capital of the NetherlandsAmsterdam - an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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Yonder woman, Sir, you must know, was the wife of a certain learned man, English by birth, but who had long ago dwelt in Amsterdam, whence some good time agone he was minded to cross over and cast in his lot with us of the Massachusetts.
That's the way -- that's it; thy throat ain't spoiled with eating Amsterdam butter.
The title was, Dan Coopman, wherefore I concluded that this must be the invaluable memoirs of some Amsterdam cooper in the fishery, as every whale ship must carry its cooper.
From thence he returns in a Dutch ship to Amsterdam, and from Amsterdam to England.
He procured from Amsterdam three emeralds of extraordinary size and richness of colour, and had a turquoise de la vieille roche that was the envy of all the connoisseurs.
I have written to my old friend and master, Professor Van Helsing, of Amsterdam, who knows as much about obscure diseases as any one in the world.
This is the case," said D'Artagnan; "this is your brother, Madeleine; you don't know him perhaps, but I know him; he has arrived from Amsterdam.
These Puritans suffered so much persecuted in England that, in 1607, many of them went over to Holland, and lived ten or twelve years at Amsterdam and Leyden.
I call to mind a winter landscape in Amsterdam - a flat foreground of waste land, with here and there stacks of timber, like the huts of a camp of some very miserable tribe; the long stretch of the Handelskade; cold, stone-faced quays, with the snow-sprinkled ground and the hard, frozen water of the canal, in which were set ships one behind another with their frosty mooring-ropes hanging slack and their decks idle and deserted, because, as the master stevedore (a gentle, pale person, with a few golden hairs on his chin and a reddened nose) informed me, their cargoes were frozen-in up-country on barges and schuyts.
And as to his going to sea in his chest, I recollect what happened to Skipper Onderdonk's ship on his voyage from Amsterdam.
Oh, I want to see Mont Blanc," said Newman, "and Amsterdam, and the Rhine, and a lot of places.
Prest, "but this corner has seemed to me before more Dutch than Italian, more like Amsterdam than like Venice.