a kingdom in W Europe, bordering the North Sea, N of France. 11,779 sq. mi. (30,508 sq. km). Capital: Brussels.
- French Bel·gique [bel-zheek]; /bɛlˈʒik/;
- Flemish Bel·gi·ë [bel-khee-uh]. /ˈbɛl xi ə/.
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How to use Belgium in a sentence
C''est la Belgique,' said Danton, 'qui comblera le dficit de la Rvolution.'Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
Ye'll be wantin' yer mosquito nets, so better bring the stuff down to the Belgique.
By special arrangement with the customs people the boxes belonging to Mr. Wallace were slung right out to the deck of La Belgique.
By the next afternoon their loading was completed and the Belgique headed upstream without further delay.
They found the Belgique to be a small but comfortable little steamer manned by a crew of a dozen blacks and a Swiss pilot.
British Dictionary definitions for Belgium
a federal kingdom in NW Europe: at various times under the rulers of Burgundy, Spain, Austria, France, and the Netherlands before becoming an independent kingdom in 1830. It formed the Benelux customs union with the Netherlands and Luxembourg in 1948 and and was a founder member of the Common Market, now the European Union. It consists chiefly of a low-lying region of sand, woods, and heath (the Campine) in the north and west, and a fertile undulating central plain rising to the Ardennes Mountains in the southeast. Languages: French, Flemish (Dutch), German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: Brussels. Pop: 10 444 268 (2013 est). Area: 30 513 sq km (11 778 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Belgium
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