Amsterdam


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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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References in classic literature ?
From thence he returns in a Dutch ship to Amsterdam, and from Amsterdam to England.
And they sent me to Amsterdam to try for a scholarship, and I won it.
The next morning I set forth by the public conveyance for Amsterdam.
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.
I labeled the bottle "The Amsterdam Cleansing Compound"; and I wrapped round it the following note:
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 thou, much plumper dame, whom no airy forms nor phantoms of imagination cloathe; whom the well-seasoned beef, and pudding richly stained with plums, delight: thee I call: of whom in a treckschuyte, in some Dutch canal, the fat ufrow gelt, impregnated by a jolly merchant of Amsterdam, was delivered: in Grub-street school didst thou suck in the elements of thy erudition.
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.
In the event of his death by violence (that is to say, in the absence of the regular letter from him at the appointed date), my father was then directed to send the Moonstone secretly to Amsterdam.
That's the way -- that's it; thy throat ain't spoiled with eating Amsterdam butter.
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.
And yet, on looking over the register of seeds and bulbs, which Van Baerle kept in duplicate, if possible even with greater exactitude and care than the first commercial houses of Amsterdam their ledgers, Boxtel read these lines: --