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  1. a city in the SW Netherlands.


[zee-luh nd; Dutch zey-lahnt]
  1. a province in the SW Netherlands, consisting largely of islands. 1041 sq. mi. (2695 sq. km). Capital: Middelburg.
Related formsZee·land·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for middelburg

Historical Examples

  • All that Middelburg (south-east of the railway) possessed of slaughter-cattle was 36 goats.

    The Peace Negotiations

    J. D. Kestell

  • In the portion of Middelburg under him there were 26 mounted men and 38 burghers on foot.

  • The portion of Middelburg which he represented was entirely exhausted.

  • I did not think that the Middelburg terms were essential for the establishment of peace.

  • I agree that this proposal is an improvement on the Middelburg proposal of last year.

British Dictionary definitions for middelburg


  1. a city in the SW Netherlands, capital of Zeeland province, on Walcheren Island: an important trading centre in the Middle Ages and member of the Hanseatic League; 12th-century abbey; market town. Pop: 46 000 (2003 est)


  1. a province of the SW Netherlands: consists of a small area on the mainland together with a number of islands in the Scheldt estuary; mostly below sea level. Capital: Middelburg. Pop: 378 000 (2003 est). Area: 1787 sq km (690 sq miles)
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