- a city in N France, SE of Calais.
Examples from the Web for douai
They also wrecked the railway stations at Douai, Don, and Courtrai.
For you'd lose my help, and she'd not believe you—though every priest in Douai backed your word!The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
He says further that he comes from my own seminary of Douai.Fort Amity
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He pursued his investigations as far as Roubaix, then swept southward to Douai.Tam O' The Scoots
It was the work of English scholars connected with the University of Douai.The Greatest English Classic
Cleland Boyd McAfee
- an industrial city in N France: the political and religious centre of exiled English Roman Catholics in the 16th and 17th centuries. Pop: 42 796 (1999)
Word Origin and History for douai
or Douay, name of town in northern France, used elliptically in reference to the English translation of the Bible begun there late 16c., sanctioned by Roman Catholic Church. [Also called Rheims-Douai translation because it was published in Rheims in 1582]. It uses more Latinate words than the KJV.