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[ahlk-mahr] /ˈɑlk mɑr/
a city in the W Netherlands: cheese market. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I remember her citizens' resistance, and the rescued Alkmaar.

  • In those days there was unbroken land from Alkmaar and Leiden to the Dollart.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • He was afloat, and somewhere between Amsterdam and Alkmaar, but he could not tell where.

    The World Set Free Herbert George Wells
  • Schiedam, Alkmaar, Edam and Monnikendam gave the same reply.

    History of Holland George Edmundson
  • The citizens of Alkmaar were the first to defy this proclamation.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • Then came the siege of Haarlem, and then the siege of Alkmaar.

    A Wanderer in Holland E. V. Lucas
  • The defenders, now strongly reinforced, held several good positions between Alkmaar and Amsterdam.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • Alkmaar and Kennemerland redeemed certain forfeited privileges by means of their contributions to the duke's army.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • To the east the towers of Utrecht are visible, and to the north glitter in the morning sun the red roofs of Zaandam and Alkmaar.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • The example at Alkmaar possesses not only an imposing front with gable in three storeys, but a lofty tower with belfry.

British Dictionary definitions for Alkmaar


/Dutch ˈɑlkmaːr/
a city in the W Netherlands, in North Holland. Pop: 93 000 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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