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Bruges(bro͞ozh) also Brug·ge (brœ′gə)
A city of northwest Belgium connected by canal with the North Sea. It was founded in the 9th century and was a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the 13th century. Today the old city is a popular tourist center.
Bruges(bruːʒ; French bryʒ)
(Placename) a city in NW Belgium, capital of West Flanders province: centre of the medieval European wool and cloth trade. Pop: 117 025 (2004 est). Flemish name: Brugge
Bru•ges(ˈbru dʒɪz, bruʒ)
a city in NW Belgium: connected by canal with its seaport, Zeebrugge. 119,718. Flemish, Brug•ge (ˈbrœx ə)
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|Noun||1.||Bruges - a city in northwestern Belgium that is connected by canal to the North Sea; in the 13th century it was a leading member of the Hanseatic League; the old city (known as the City of Bridges) is a popular tourist attraction|
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669