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(Placename) the Dutch name for the Netherlands
Neth•er•lands(ˈnɛð ər ləndz)
n. the, (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a kingdom in W Europe, on the North Sea. 15,807,641; 16,033 sq. mi. (41,526 sq. km). Capitals: Amsterdam and The Hague. Also called Holland. Dutch, Nederland.
Neth′er•land`er (-ˌlæn dər, -lən-) n.
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|Noun||1.||Nederland - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level|
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, Dutch capital - 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
Apeldoorn - a city of east central Netherlands; a popular tourist center and site of the summer residence of the Dutch royal family
Arnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
Den Haag, 's Gravenhage, The Hague - the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
Eindhoven - city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
Nijmegen - an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
Leiden, Leyden - a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
Utrecht - a city in the central Netherlands
Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Frisian Islands - a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
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
Hoek van Holland, Hook of Holland - a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Rhein, Rhine River, Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea