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Hague

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noun
  1. The, a city in the W Netherlands, near the North Sea: site of the government, royal residence, and of the International Court of Justice.
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La Hague

[luh heyg]
noun
  1. Cape, a cape in NW France, in the English Channel near Cherbourg: the NW extremity of the Cotentin Peninsula.
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  • Yes, to the Hague, and if what people say is true, it won't do him much good.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • Would any one leave them at Dort, when one goes to the Hague?

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • Yes, they were indeed the accents which had fallen so sweetly on his heart at the Hague.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • Do you remember Rosa, what you told me of the students, officers, and clerks of the Hague?

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • I had two aunts at The Hague, but the question was, were they there?

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt


British Dictionary definitions for hague

Hague1

noun
  1. The Hague the seat of government of the Netherlands and capital of South Holland province, situated about 3 km (2 miles) from the North Sea. Pop: 464 000 (2003 est)Dutch names: 's Gravenhage, Den Haag
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Hague2

noun
  1. William Jefferson. born 1961, British politician; leader of the Conservative party (1997–2001); foreign secretary from 2010; as a writer he is noted for his biography of William Pitt the Younger (2004)
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Word Origin and History for hague

Hague

city in Netherlands, from Dutch Den Haag, short for 's Gravenhage, literally "the count's hedge" (i.e. the hedge-enclosed hunting grounds of the counts of Holland); see haw. In French, it is La Haye.

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