[ahr-den; French ar-den]
- Forest of, a wooded plateau region in W Europe, in NE France, SE Belgium, and Luxembourg: World War I battle 1914; World War II battle 1944–45.
- a department in NE France. 2028 sq. mi. (5255 sq. km). Capital: Mézières.
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Examples from the Web for ardennes
Let us now see what was developing in the Ardennes away to the French right.
A case of werwolfery is reported to have happened, not so long ago, in the Ardennes.Werwolves
Now for Maastricht and that rest we've been chasing ever since we left Liége for the Ardennes.Two Daring Young Patriots
W. P. Shervill
Far away over the hills of the Ardennes the great May moon arose.The Outrage
The Marshal of Liège invaded the Ardennes with fire and flame.The Spell of Belgium
- a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Mézières. Pop: 288 806 (2003 est). Area: 5253 sq km (2049 sq miles)
- the Ardennes a wooded plateau in SE Belgium, Luxembourg, and NE France: scene of heavy fighting in both World Wars
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