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Nantes

[nants; French nahnt] /nænts; French nɑ̃t/
noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Loire-Atlantique, in W France, at the mouth of the Loire River.
2.
Edict of, French History. a law, promulgated by Henry IV in 1598, granting considerable religious and civil liberty to the Huguenots: revoked by Louis XIV in 1685.

Loire-Atlantique

[lwar-at-lahn-teek] /lwar at lɑ̃ˈtik/
noun
1.
a department in NW France. 2695 sq. mi. (6980 sq. km).
Capital: Nantes.
Formerly Loire-Inférieure
[lwar-an-fey-ryœr] /lwar ɛ̃ feɪˈryœr/ (Show IPA)
.
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  • Neither Lyons, Bordeaux, Nantes, can compare with it for sumptuosity.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • He had been a month in Nantes, sent thither to purge the body politic.

  • Angers has fallen, and now the brigands are threatening Nantes itself.

  • People of this great city of Nantes, I have come to summon you to arms!

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • It was what you yourself advocated here in Nantes, last November.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Fougeray should be a training-ground for Redon, and Redon should be a training-ground for Nantes.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • Of course you encouraged me to do so when last we met in Nantes.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • It is not Rennes or Nantes, as it might have been had you wished it.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for Nantes

Nantes

/French nɑ̃t/
noun
1.
a port in W France, at the head of the Loire estuary: scene of the signing of the Edict of Nantes and of the Noyades (drownings) during the French Revolution; extensive shipyards, and large metallurgical and food processing industries. Pop: 270 251 (1999)
2.
(history) See Edict of Nantes

Loire-Atlantique

/French lwaratlɑ̃tik/
noun
1.
a department of W France, in Pays de la Loire region. Capital: Nantes. Pop: 1 174 120 (2003 est). Area: 6980 sq km (2722 sq miles)
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