Flanders


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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

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Flanders

[ˈflɑːndəz] nsgle Fiandre fpl
References in classic literature ?
The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders &c.
In those days there was much trade between England and Flanders
In 1468 Princess Margaret, the sister of King Edward IV, married the Duke of Burgundy and came to live in Flanders, for in those days Flanders was under the rule of the Dukes of Burgundy.
It was then that he decided to learn the new and wonderful art of printing, which was already known in Flanders. So it came about that the first book ever printed in English was not printed in England, but somewhere on the continent.
I embarked at Alicante, reached Genoa after a prosperous voyage, and proceeded thence to Milan, where I provided myself with arms and a few soldier's accoutrements; thence it was my intention to go and take service in Piedmont, but as I was already on the road to Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders. I changed my plans, joined him, served under him in the campaigns he made, was present at the deaths of the Counts Egmont and Horn, and was promoted to be ensign under a famous captain of Guadalajara, Diego de Urbina by name.
This would give her the fairest chance to avoid being the Flanders of America.
War has broken out in Flanders. You shall take him with you there.
It was barely two days since the last cavalcade of that nature, that of the Flemish ambassadors charged with concluding the marriage between the dauphin and Marguerite of Flanders, had made its entry into Paris, to the great annoyance of M.
This crowd had been waiting since daybreak for three things: noonday, the embassy from Flanders, the mystery play.
"The mystery!" it repeated, "and may all the devils take Flanders!"
On board of this fleet was the English General Hill, with seven regiments of soldiers, who had been fighting under the Duke of Marlborough in Flanders. The government of Massachusetts was called upon to find provisions for the army and fleet, and to raise more men to assist in taking Canada.
To his north would be Flanders and the country of the Eastlanders and of the Muscovites."