Rotterdam


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Rot·ter·dam

 (rôt′ər-däm′)
A city of southwest Netherlands on the Rhine-Meuse delta southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1328, it was a major commercial power during the 1500s and 1600s and is today a thriving port accessible via canal to oceangoing vessels.

Rotterdam

(ˈrɒtəˌdæm)
n
(Placename) a port in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province: the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the world's largest ports; oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 600 000 (2003 est)

Rot•ter•dam

(ˈrɒt ərˌdæm)

n.
a seaport in SW Netherlands. 574,299.
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Noun1.Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the NetherlandsRotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
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
References in classic literature ?
It is entitled THE LEGENDS OF THE RHINE FROM BASLE TO ROTTERDAM, by F.
It had seemed to me, in the many anxious considerations I had given the point, almost indifferent what port we made for - Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp - the place signified little, so that he was got out of England.
It was an Indian cigar, of the variety which are rolled in Rotterdam.
We went in this way as far as Rotterdam, and later went to The Hague, where the Peace Conference was then in session, and where we were kindly received by the American representatives.
One evening he tied two cats together by their hind legs with a string about six feet in length, and threw them from the wall into the midst of that noble, that princely, that royal bed, which contained not only the "Cornelius de Witt," but also the "Beauty of Brabant," milk-white, edged with purple and pink, the "Marble of Rotterdam," colour of flax, blossoms feathered red and flesh colour, the "Wonder of Haarlem," the "Colombin obscur," and the "Columbin clair terni.
But, to bring this rapid sketch to a close, I will only add that a certain Hans Pfaal, of Rotterdam, launching himself in a balloon filled with a gas extracted from nitrogen, thirty-seven times lighter than hydrogen, reached the moon after a passage of nineteen hours.
In due time this happy party landed at the quays of Rotterdam, whence they were transported by another steamer to the city of Cologne.
We had agreed to descend the Rhine in a boat from Strasbourg to Rotterdam, whence we might take shipping for London.
Our journey here lost the interest arising from beautiful scenery, but we arrived in a few days at Rotterdam, whence we proceeded by sea to England.
The sailor with the black beard got out, and spoke to the steward of the Rotterdam steamboat, which was to start next morning.
Major organization : GEMEENTE ROTTERDAM SERVICEORGANISATIE
The City of Rotterdam has put a lot of effort into drawing CIC's attention to the city, aiming to be a beacon for successful Dutch start-ups and a landing pad for international businesses.