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Ghent

[gent] /gɛnt/
noun
1.
a port in NW Belgium, at the confluence of the Scheldt and Lys rivers: treaty 1814.
French Gand.
Flemish Gent.

East Flanders

noun
1.
a province in W Belgium. 1150 sq. mi. (2980 sq. km).
Capital: Ghent.
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  • This question had primary consideration in the final draft of the Treaty of Ghent.

  • Rawlinson reported that Capper with two brigades was still in Ghent.

    1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Vander Haeghen, librarian of Ghent, bought it in Hungary a few years since, and gave it to the library which he so ably directs.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark
  • They might form a Social Beguinage, on the model of the one at Ghent.

    Happy-Thought Hall F. C. Burnand
  • Captain Breda sends an account of the occurrences that have further taken place in Ghent and the surrounding districts.

    Egmont Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
British Dictionary definitions for Ghent

Ghent

/ɡɛnt/
noun
1.
an industrial city and port in NW Belgium, capital of East Flanders province, at the confluence of the Rivers Lys and Scheldt: formerly famous for its cloth industry; university (1816). Pop: 229 344 (2004 est) Flemish name Gent French name Gand

East Flanders

noun
1.
a province of W Belgium: low-lying, with reclaimed land in the northeast: textile industries. Capital: Ghent. Pop: 1 373 720 (2004 est). Area: 2979 sq km (1150 sq miles)
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