Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Belgian

[bel-juh n]
See more synonyms for Belgian on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a native or an inhabitant of Belgium.
  2. one of a breed of large, strong draft horses, raised originally in Belgium.
Show More
adjective
  1. of or relating to Belgium.
Show More

Origin of Belgian

First recorded in 1615–25; Belgi(um) + -an
Related formspro-Bel·gian, adjective, nounpseu·do-Bel·gian, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for belgian

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for belgian

Belgian

noun
  1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of BelgiumSee also Fleming 1, Walloon
Show More
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Belgium or the Belgians
  2. of or relating to the Walloon French or the Flemish languages
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for belgian

Belgian

adj.

1620s, in reference to the ancient Belgæ (see Belgium). Belgian Congo formed 1908 by annexation.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper