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[heyg] /heɪg/
The, a city in the W Netherlands, near the North Sea: site of the government, royal residence, and of the International Court of Justice.

La Hague

[luh heyg] /lə ˈheɪg/
Cape, a cape in NW France, in the English Channel near Cherbourg: the NW extremity of the Cotentin Peninsula. Unabridged
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  • Her palace at The Hague is pretty, but simple, while she finds the one in Amsterdam too large and too expensive for common use.

    Ways of War and Peace Delia Austrian
  • Is this the glove your master wore when he went to The Hague?

    The Stretton Street Affair William Le Queux
  • There are no mendicants upon the thoroughfares; order and cleanliness reign everywhere, reminding one of Holland and the Hague.

  • After the King's execution he fled to the Hague, but returned to Scotland in 1650.

  • The Hague Conventions forbid carrying any soldiers in ambulances except those who are wounded and those in the service sanitaire.

British Dictionary definitions for Hague


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


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

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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