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Beauvais

[boh-vey; French boh-ve]
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noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Oise, in NW France: 13th-century cathedral.
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Oise

[waz]
noun
  1. a river in W Europe, flowing SW from S Belgium through N France to the Seine, near Paris. 186 miles (300 km) long.
  2. a department in N France. 2273 sq. mi. (5885 sq. km). Capital: Beauvais.
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Examples from the Web for beauvais

Historical Examples

  • Like Monsieur Manette, your father, the gentleman was of Beauvais.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • On the road (except at Beauvais) he had heard absolutely nothing.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • Something equally marvelous is said of a canon of the cathedral of Beauvais.

    The Phantom World

    Augustin Calmet

  • I can leave him at Amiens or at Beauvais, or any one of the convenient places that I pass.

  • The Bishop of Beauvais then pronounced her sentence of excommunication.

    The Story of Rouen

    Sir Theodore Andrea Cook


British Dictionary definitions for beauvais

Beauvais

noun
  1. a market town in N France, 64 km (40 miles) northwest of Paris. Pop: 55 392 (1999)
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Oise

noun
  1. a department of N France, in Picardy region. Capital: Beauvais. Pop: 776 999 (2003 est). Area: 5887 sq km (2296 sq miles)
  2. a river in N France, rising in Belgium, in the Ardennes, and flowing southwest to join the Seine at Conflans. Length: 302 km (188 miles)
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