Belgian

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Bel·gian

 (bĕl′jən)
adj.
Of or relating to Belgium or its people or culture.
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Belgium.
b. A person of Belgian ancestry.
2. A draft horse of a large breed developed in Belgium that is usually chestnut or sorrel.

Belgian

(ˈbɛldʒən)
n
(Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Belgium. See also Fleming1, Walloon
adj
1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgians
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgians
3. (Languages) of or relating to the Walloon French or the Flemish languages

Bel•gian

(ˈbɛl dʒən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Belgium.
2. one of a breed of large, strong draft horses raised orig. in Belgium.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Belgium or its inhabitants.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belgian - a native or inhabitant of BelgiumBelgian - a native or inhabitant of Belgium  
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Fleming - a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
Walloon - a member of the French-speaking people living in Belgium
Adj.1.Belgian - of or relating to or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgian peopleBelgian - of or relating to or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgian people; "the Belgian Queen"
Translations
Belgičanbelgický
belgierbelgisk
belgialainen
Belgijanacbelgijski
belga
ベルギーのベルギー人
벨기에 사람벨기에의
belgarebelgiskbelgiska
เกี่ยวกับชาวเบลเยี่ยมชาวเบลเยี่ยม
người Bỉthuộc nước/người Bỉ

Belgian

[ˈbeldʒən]
A. ADJbelga
B. Nbelga mf

Belgian

[ˈbɛldʒən]
adjbelge, de Belgique
Belgian chocolate → le chocolat belge
She's Belgian → Elle est belge.
n (= person) → Belge mf
the Belgians → les Belges mpl

Belgian

nBelgier(in) m(f)
adjbelgisch

Belgian

[ˈbɛldʒn] adj & nbelga (m/f)

Belgian

بَلْجِيكِيّ Belgičan, belgický belgier, belgisk Belgier, belgisch βελγικός, Βέλγος belga belgialainen Belge Belgijanac, belgijski belga ベルギーの, ベルギー人 벨기에 사람, 벨기에의 Belg, Belgisch belgier, belgisk Belg, belgijski belga, belgo бельгиец, бельгийский belgare, belgisk เกี่ยวกับชาวเบลเยี่ยม, ชาวเบลเยี่ยม Belçika, Belçikalı người Bỉ, thuộc nước/người Bỉ 比利时人, 比利时的
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But presently in the very hatred of the man for Belgians, Werper saw a faint ray of hope for himself.
First he would question the Belgian. It were easier to question a man first and kill him afterward, than kill him first and then question him.
For years the military forces of Belgian Congo had waged a fruitless war upon this man and his followers--a war in which quarter had never been asked nor expected by either side.
For months the renegade Belgian rode with the savage raider.
The stove might be dismal-looking to some eyes, not to mine, but it was indisputably very warm, and there were two gentlemen seated by it talking in French; impossible to follow their rapid utterance, or comprehend much of the purport of what they said--yet French, in the mouths of Frenchmen, or Belgians (I was not then sensible of the horrors of the Belgian accent) was as music to my ears.
There was a pause, during which I regarded them all with a steady and somewhat stern gaze; a dog, if stared at hard enough and long enough, will show symptoms of embarrassment, and so at length did my bench of Belgians. Perceiving that some of the faces before me were beginning to look sullen, and others ashamed, I slowly joined my hands, and ejaculated in a deep "voix de poitrine"--
"But," asked he, "do you understand French well enough to teach Belgian boys English?"
Ere long I had acquired as much facility in speaking French as set me at my ease with my pupils; and as I had encountered them on a right footing at the very beginning, and continued tenaciously to retain the advantage I had early gained, they never attempted mutiny, which circumstance, all who are in any degree acquainted with the ongoings of Belgian schools, and who know the relation in which professors and pupils too frequently stand towards each other in those establishments, will consider an important and uncommon one.
We Belgians will always remember her with gratitude."
He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date.
Yet this quaint dandyfied little man who, I was sorry to see, now limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members of the Belgian police.
"He is a Belgian, has been wounded and evidently subjected to great privations.

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