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Flan·ders

 (flăn′dərz)
1. A historical region of northwest Europe including parts of northern France, western Belgium, and southwest Netherlands along the North Sea. For many centuries it enjoyed virtual independence and great prosperity as a center of the cloth industry. The Habsburg wars in the Low Countries caused the eventual division of the region, which suffered heavy damage during World War I and World War II.
2. A Dutch-speaking region of northern Belgium. It was granted limited autonomy in 1980.

Flanders

(ˈflɑːndəz)
n
(Placename) a powerful medieval principality in the SW part of the Low Countries, now in the Belgian provinces of East and West Flanders, the Netherlands province of Zeeland, and the French department of the Nord; scene of battles in many wars

Flan•ders

(ˈflæn dərz)

n.
a medieval country in W Europe, extending along the North Sea from the Strait of Dover to the Scheldt River: the corresponding modern regions include the provinces of East Flanders and West Flanders in W Belgium and the adjacent parts of N France and SW Netherlands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Flanders - a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Translations
FlandryVlámsko
Flanderi
FlandreFlandre françasieFlandres
Flandria
Frans-VlaanderenVlaanderenVlaanders
Flandria

Flanders

[ˈflɑːndəz] NFlandes m

Flanders

[ˈflɑːndərz] nFlandres fpl, Flandre f

Flanders

nFlandern nt

Flanders

[ˈflɑːndəz] nsgle Fiandre fpl
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The question for those of us who are not evangelical is how do we respond to the Flanderses in our midst, whether across the backyard fence or in the workplace?
But one book can't accomplish everything, and if my questions remain unanswered, perhaps that's because there are too few Laura Flanderses out there, following up on the stories too long neglected by the mainstream press.