[ahr-den; French ar-den]


Forest of, a wooded plateau region in W Europe, in NE France, SE Belgium, and Luxembourg: World War I battle 1914; World War II battle 1944–45.
a department in NE France. 2028 sq. mi. (5255 sq. km). Capital: Mézières. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of ardennes

  • Let us now see what was developing in the Ardennes away to the French right.

  • A case of werwolfery is reported to have happened, not so long ago, in the Ardennes.


    Elliott O'Donnell

  • Now for Maastricht and that rest we've been chasing ever since we left Liége for the Ardennes.

  • Far away over the hills of the Ardennes the great May moon arose.

    The Outrage

    Annie Vivanti

  • The Marshal of Liège invaded the Ardennes with fire and flame.

    The Spell of Belgium

    Isabel Anderson

British Dictionary definitions for ardennes



a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Mézières. Pop: 288 806 (2003 est). Area: 5253 sq km (2049 sq miles)
the Ardennes a wooded plateau in SE Belgium, Luxembourg, and NE France: scene of heavy fighting in both World Wars
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