- a seaport in N Belgium, on the Scheldt.
- a province in N Belgium. 1104 sq. mi. (2860 sq. km).
French Anvers.Flemish Ant·wer·pen [ahnt-ver-puh n] /ˈɑnt vɛr pən/.
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Examples from the Web for antwerp
Van Noten was born in 1958 in Antwerp to parents involved in fashion and retail.
His showroom remains in Antwerp rather than a major fashion capital like Paris or London.
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At Antwerp, he happened to arrive at the celebration of the fête in honour of Rubens.
He is a little man, born at Leyden in Holland; he was at Antwerp.Albert Durer
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This force had seen a bit of action in the attempt to save Antwerp.
But the Belgian army within security of Antwerp had not been routed.
At Ostend, they joined the main Belgian army after its retreat from Antwerp.
- a province of N Belgium. Pop: 1 668 812 (2004 est). Area: 2859 sq km (1104 sq miles)
- a port in N Belgium, capital of Antwerp province, on the River Scheldt: a major European port. Pop: 455 148 (2004 est)
Flemish name: Antwerpen (ˈɑntwɛrpə)French name: Anvers
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Word Origin and History for antwerp
port city in Belgium, French Anvers, from a Germanic compound of *anda "at" + *werpum "wharf" (see wharf). Folk etymology connects the first word with hand.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper